British Executions

Thomas Edwards

Age: 30

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 22 Dec 1892

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Usk

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


Thirty year old Thomas Edwards was convicted of the murder of Mary Connely, a down and out, at Abergavenny on l6 September. He cut her throat with a razor after accusing her of stealing from him, and then confessed to the police. He was sentenced to death by Mr Justice Day at Monmouth Assizes. It was revealed at his trial that he had a pathological hatred of tramps ever since one of them murdered an old army colleague at Birmingham, and he had sworn to avenge the death. The sentence was carried out by James Billington on the 22nd December 1892 at Usk.