British Executions

George Woolfe

Age: 21

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 6 May 1902

Crime Location: Tottenham Marshes, London

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


George Woolfe battered and stabbed his girlfriend Charlotte Cheeseman 22 at Tottenham Marshes, London on 25 January 1902.

He had previously ended their relationship by writing her a letter terminating their affair as well as writing a letter to her employers falsely accusing her of dishonesty. She responded by writing back and forgiving him.

On the night of 25 January they were seen together in a pub after which they went out onto the Tottenham Marshes where he stabbed her several times with a chisel. He was arrested two weeks later when he was found serving in the army under an alias.

see Western Daily Press - Wednesday 07 May 1902

see National Archives - CRIM 1/73/4