British Executions

Henry Williams

Age: 31

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 11 Nov 1902

Crime Location: Waterford Road, Fulham, London

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington

Source: http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/

Henry Williams was convicted of the murder of his daughter Margaret Anne Andrews 5 and sentenced to death.

He cut her throat at his home at 5 Waterford Road, Fulham, London on 10 September 1902.

Henry Williams had been seeing a woman for 9 years and they had had a child together, Margaret Andrews.

In 1900 Henry Williams went off to fight in the Boer War. When he returned in 1902 he became convinced that his partner had been seeing a sailor. He argued with her about it but she denied it. He told her that he would not hurt her but that he would break her heart.

The mother had been staying in Worthing at the time and he had been to see her there and took their child back to London with him. When he returned he blind folded Margaret Andrews and told her that they were going to play a game and then cut her throat.

After he went to the pub where he told people that he had killed his daughter.

see Western Times - Tuesday 28 October 1902

see National Archives - CRIM 1/75/11