British Executions

Arthur James Delaney

Age: 31

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Aug 1888

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Derby

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Murder of wife; Derby

Thirty one year old Arthur Delaney, from Chesterfield, and his wife had been married for four years but had recently been on bad terms due to his drinking. In the spring of 1888, he attacked her while drunk and as a result she took out a separation order on him. Delaney was also fined by the court and when he repeated the attack, she again went back to the courts and Delaney received another fine. Upon leaving the court, he rushed over to her and assaulted her so viciously that she died from her injuries. On the 10th August 1888 he was hanged by James Berry in Derby.