British Executions

George Pavey


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 13 Dec 1880

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Twenty nine year old George Pavey was sentenced to death by Mr Justice Hawkins at the Old Bailey for the murder of Ada Shepherd who was a young girl of ten. The young girl's father had left her alone in the house with Pavey while he went out. When he returned he found the child dead on the bed with her throat cut. She had also been violently raped. Pavey disappeared but was later arrested in a Hendon workhouse wearing bloodstained clothing. His plea of not guilty was unsuccessful and he was hanged by William Marwood in Newgate on the 13 December 1880.