British Executions

Francis Land

Age: 39

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Apr 1931

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Francis Land murdered his girlfriend Sarah Ellen Johnson 24 whose throat he cut at 3 Waterhouse Place, Rochdale on 12 December 1930.

Sarah Johnson had left her husband to go and live with Francis Land. When convicted he maintained that he was innocent.

see National Archives - ASSI 52/420 and HO 144/14853

see Western Daily Press - Thursday 26 February 1931