British Executions

John Noble

Age: 46

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 29 Mar 1892

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Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


John Noble was a forty six year old chimney sweep who was convicted of the murder of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Swift at Chelsea on 4th February. They had lived together for four years after she had split up from her husband. When she announced to a drunken Noble that she was leaving him as well, he cut her throat in a jealous rage. She ran from their house and made it as far as the local pub where she collapsed and died. He was hanged by James Billington on the 29th March 1892 at Newgate.