British Executions

George Saunders


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Feb 1886

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Ipswich

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Twenty nine year old Saunders was a Lowestoft fisherman who was convicted of the murder of his wife. They were having a drunken quarrel at their home on Christmas Eve when he lost control and cut her throat with his razor. She died at once and the shocked husband hurried to the police and reported the crime. He was sentenced to death at Ipswich Assizes on 29th January and hanged by James Berry.  The execution took place on the 16th February 1886.