Date Of Execution: 6 Nov 1883
Execution Place: Wandsworth
On 27 September, twenty four year old Henry Powell, a bricklayer employed by a Balham building firm, collected his wages but was unhappy at the amount he had received for his last job. He confronted John Briton, the son of the owner, and during a quarrel he beat him about the head with a heavy chisel. He was arrested and tried and soon convicted. He was sentenced to death and that sentence was carried out on 6 November 1883 in Wandsworth by Bartholomew Binns, this was in fact his first execution.