British Executions

Jeremiah Callaghan

Age: 42

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Dec 1902

Crime Location: Bedwelty Workhouse, Tredegar

Execution Place: Usk

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Jeremiah Callaghan was convicted of the murder of Hannah Shea 38 and sentenced to death.

He cut her throat on Saturday 4 October 1902 near Bedwelty Workhouse in Tredegar.

They had lived together for some years and had 4 children but had separated and Jeremiah Callaghan thought that Hannah Shea was seeing other men.

At the time Jeremiah Callaghan was living in a lodging house in Tredegar whilst Hannah Shea was living in the workhouse with their children.

They had met up in Tredegar and gone around some pubs together and then whilst Hannah Shea was walking back to the workhouse Jeremiah Callaghan jumped on Hannah Shea and cut her throat.

see National Archives - HO 144/682/102522