British Executions

Thomas Grey


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 21 Nov 1877

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Nottingham

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Thomas Grey was sentenced to death by Mr Justice Hawkins on 31st October at Nottingham- shire Assizes for the murder of Ann Mellor at Carcolston in August. Ann lived with her mother and brother in a village shop and was engaged to a man from Middlesborough named Holt, who at the time of the crime was staying with them. Early in the morning of 20th August, Grey entered the shop. He had repeatedly tried to court Ann but she had shown no interest in him, and the appearance of Holt had fuelled him with a jealous passion. Finding her alone in the shop, he tried to force his advances on her; when she pushed him away he cut her throat repeatedly. He was hanged by William Marwood on the 21st November 1877 in Nottingham.