British Executions

James Muir


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Mar 1892

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


March 1st: James MUIR
A shoemaker from Whitechapel, Muir had split up from his paramour, Abigail Sullivan after a drunken row. He went to live with another woman but Sullivan still pestered him for money and took to calling on him at work. Muir told her that if she came to the works again, he would stab her, and later told a friend: 'Something will happen tonight and if anyone tries to interfere they will be served the same.' After work, he called at her house and was told to leave. He refused and stabbed her fatally in the breast. Hanged by James Billington.