British Executions

Charles Smith

Age: 33

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 22 Feb 1898

Crime Location: Pipewellgate, Gateshead

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


Charles Smith was convicted of the murder of his wife Mary Ann Smith and sentenced to death.

He killed her on the night of 27 and 28 December 1897, beating her to death with a brush handle..

see National Archives - HO 144/272/A59671

see Rhyl Record and Advertiser - Saturday 26 March 1898

see Banffshire Advertiser - Thursday 24 March 1898

see Runcorn Examiner - Friday 25 March 1898

see Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 06 January 1898