British Executions

James Canham Read

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Dec 1894

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Murdered his pregnant mistress Florence Dennis 18.

Was known as the Southend Murderer.

Murder of Florence Dennis by James Canham Read at Southend-on-Sea on 24 June, 1894

see National Archives MEPO 3/153