British Executions

John Neal (Thomas)

Age: 64

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 26 Mar 1890

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


On 24 January, John Neal, a bricklayer, and his much younger wife, Theresa, moved into new lodgings at Islington. Four days later he stabbed her to death in a fit of jealousy and was arrested. On the gallows, he claimed: 'I'm sorry I committed the murder but she was a bad wife to me.' He was hanged in Newgate by James Berry on the 26th March 1890 at the age of sixty four..