British Executions

Henry Grove

Age: 26

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 22 May 1900

Crime Location: Parsonage Lane, Enfield

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


Henry Grove battered Henry Smith 73 to death in Enfield, London on Saturday, 24 February 1900. He later died on 20 March.

Henry Grove and Henry Smith were neighbours and Henry Grove had rented a stable from Henry Smith but had been told to leave because he was behind with the rent. On 24 February Henry Grove went to the stables but Henry Smith turned him away. Henry Grove punched Henry Smith to the ground and then attacked him with two scythes.

see National Archives - CRIM 1/61/4, HO 144/280/A61814

see Northants Evening Telegraph - Monday 02 April 1900

see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 26 May 1900