British Executions

Frederick Ballington

Age: 41

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 28 Jul 1908

Crime Location: London Road Railway Station, Manchester

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: Henry Pierrepoint


Frederick Ballington was convicted of the murder of his wife Ellen Ann Ballington 43 and sentenced to death.

He stabbed her to death at in a railway carriage at the London Road Station, Manchester on 25 May, 1908.

They lived separately and Frederick Ballington was of drunken habits. When he was in the railway carriage with her he put his arms around her and said, 'we will have a kiss' and at the same time stabbed her in the throat.

The murder was seen by a number of other witnesses.

see Western Times - Wednesday 29 July 1908

see National Archives - ASSI 52/130, HO 144/883/167447