British Executions

Henry Pickering


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 14 Jun 1892

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Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Twenty nine year old Henry Pickering was a mechanic by trade but after getting married in January, he had been unable to find work. As a result. he and his wife had to live with his parents at Holbeck, near Leeds. On 23 April, the younger Pickering and his wife had a quarrel, and she retired upstairs to their room. He followed and attacked her, he cut her head off with a carving knife. Making no attempt to get away he gave himself up and said he wanted to be hanged. James Billington saw that he got his wish on the 14 June 1892 in Leeds.