British Executions

Thomas Fairclough Barrow

Age: 49

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Dec 1902

Crime Location: Glamis Road, Shadwell, London

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Thomas Fairclough Barrow was convicted of the murder of his step-daughter Emily Coates 32 and sentenced to death.

They had been living together as man and wife but over time had started to argue and Emily Coates left him and took lodgings on Glamis Road, Shadwell, London.

Soon after she took out a warrant against him for assault which was served on him on 16 October 1902 which had to be answered by Saturday 18 October 1902.

Thomas Barrow went to see Emily Coates on the Friday at her lodgings but she refused to speak to him and slammed the door in his face.

The next day, as she was on her way to work he ran up behind her and stabbed her 5 times.

see "ANOTHER CAGE ACCIDENT.-Twenty-three coal-." Times [London, England] 24 Oct. 1902: 5. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 14 July 2013.

see National Archives - CRIM 1/80/1