British Executions

Thomas Lyons Day


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 13 Nov 1883

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Ipswich

Method: hanging

Executioner: Bartholomew Binns


In 1877, thirty one year old Thomas  Day became acquainted with Caroline Meek. They began a relationship and in 1879 a child was born. Soon afterwards, they split up and she later married another man. When Day, a former Coldstream Guard from Oldbury, Staffordshire, discovered this he went to Ipswich and tracked her down. They met up and after he cursed her for her unfaithfulness, he took his child, sat it on his knee and cut its throat. He was tried and sentenced to death at Norwich Assizes, he protested his innocence to the end. He was hanged by Bartholomew Binns in Ipswich on the 13th November 1883.