British Executions

Thomas Jones

Age: 35

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 3 Aug 1898

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thirty five year old Thomas Jones was a hawker who was  sentenced to death by Mr Justice Wills, for the murder of Mary Burton, with whom he lived. He had deserted his wife and was residing with Burton in a common lodging house at Ffestiniog. After a quarrel on 1 March, her body was found on a secluded hill, covered in bruises and wounds. He denied the crime but was convicted, and hanged by James and Thomas Billington in Carnavon on the 3rd August 1898.