British Executions

Patrick Gibbons

Age: 33

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 17 Aug 1892

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Liverpool

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


August 17th: Patrick GIBBONS (33)
Sentenced to death by Mr Justice Denman at Liverpool Assizes for the murder of his mother. Gibbons lived with his parents at Royton, near Oldham. On Saturday 9 July, he returned home drunk, entered her bedroom and cut her throat as she slept. It was alleged that they had had a quarrel earlier but Gibbons denied this and said he couldn't recall anything about the day of the crime. He was hanged by James Billington at Walton Prison which had recently taken over as the sole execution prison in Liverpool.