British Executions

George Place

Age: 28

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 30 Dec 1902

Crime Location: Baddesley Ensor

Execution Place: Warwick

Method: hanging

Executioner: Henry Pierrepoint


George Place was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Eliza Chetwynd, her baby daughter and her mother Eliza Chetwynd and was sentenced to death.

He shot them all.

George Place had taken lodgings at Eliza Chetwynd's home and over time developed a relationship with the daughter, Eliza Chetwynd and had a child. When the mother advised her daughter to take out a summons for the support of the child George Place left.

He was later seen in a pub with a revolver saying that he was going to pay all three of them.

He went back to their rooms in the early morning and shot them all.

see Tamworth Herald - Saturday 06 September 1902

see Lichfield Mercury - Friday 02 January 1903

see National Archives - ASSI 13/32