British Executions

William James Morgan

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Feb 1896

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown



February 4th: William James MORGAN (56)
A hawker convicted of the murder of his wife at Lewisham in September, 1895. They had been living apart and met up one night in the street. A quarrel ensued and Mrs Morgan threatened to set her son on her husband if he didn't leave her alone. In anger, Morgan pulled out his knife and stabbed her to death. After his conviction, Morgan, a former champion sculler who had been presented with cups by Gladstone, bequeathed his trophies to his former colleagues. Hanged by James Billington and William Warbrick.