British Executions

Joseph Allcock

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 23 Dec 1896

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Nottingham

Method: hanging

Executioner: Billington and Warbrick


In September, twenty six year old Joseph Allcock, a collier's agent, was drinking in a Nottingham pub, when he told a friend that he was heartbroken and that his wife had wronged him. He returned home, and after a quarrel he cut his wife's throat then gave himself up to the police. There was no evidence that his wife had ever been unfaithful, and it seemed that he had wrongly imagined her adultery. He was hanged by Billington and Warbrick on the 23 December 1896 in Nottingham.