British Executions

Alfred Chipperfield

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 25 Feb 1896

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington & William Warbrick


Alfred Chipperfield was a young clerk who met up with a barmaid at Islington and persuaded her to elope with him. They went to Cork, and within a fortnight they had married. They returned to Islington, and while travelling together in a taxi, he cut her throat and then his own. He was tried at the Old Bailey and his defence claimed that she had committed suicide while of unsound mind. Evidence suggested otherwise and he was convicted. He was hanged by James Billington & William Warbrick in Newgate on the 25th February 1896.