British Executions

Arthur Jeffries

Age: 44

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 29 Dec 1904

Crime Location: Rotherham

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Billington

Source: Leeds

Arthur Jeffries murdered Samuel Barker who he stabbed to death in a dark alley in Rotherham on 12 November 1904.

Arthur Jeffries and Samuel Barker had both been involved with rabbit poaching and had dispute during with Arthur Jeffries used threats towards Samuel Barker and had was seen to flourish a cobbler's file in a threatening manner being then stabbing Samuel Barker with it in the side causing a wound 8 inches deep.

see Dundee Courier - Friday 09 December 1904

see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 29 December 1904

see Dundee Evening Post - Monday 14 November 1904

see Shields Daily Gazette - Friday 09 December 1904