British Executions

John William Newell

Age: 42

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Dec 1894

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leicester

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


John William Newell was a former Royal Marine who was sentenced to death on 21st  November for the murder of his wife, Isabella, at Loughborough. On 21st August, they had a quarrel during which he accused her of being unfaithful and in a rage he beat her to death with a coal hammer. After he was arrested, he declared: 'I'll go to the gallows in good heart if I know she is dead.' He was hanged by James Billington in Leicester on the 10th December 1894 at the age of forty two.