British Executions

Peter Cassidy

Age: 54

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 19 Aug 1884

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Liverpool

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Berry


Fifty four year old Peter Cassidy was a tinsmith who lived with his wife at Bootle on Merseyside. On 25th June he returned home after a drunken binge to find his wife in a similar inebriated state. They began to argue, but Cassidy - although very mild mannered when sober - became so enraged that he picked up a cleaver and wooden mallet and smashed his wife's head in. Sentenced to death by Mr Justice Day at Liverpool Assizes on 31st July and hanged by James Berry in Liverpool on the 19th August 1884.