British Executions

Albert Manning

Age: 37

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Mar 1893

Crime Location: Bristol

Execution Place: Gloucester

Method: hanging

Executioner: Billington and Thomas Scott


Albert Manning murdered Jane Flew.

In 1873, Manning took up lodgings with a Mrs and Mrs Flew at Kingswood. near Bristol. He became very friendly with his landlady. so much so that her husband left home and emigrated. leaving them to carry on with their relationship. Ten years later. Manning returned to his native south Wales and married his long time sweetheart but he soon left his wife at home and returned to Mrs Flew. By 1890, he was very jealous of another man who vied with him for her attention. On 28 September he left work and called at her shop, which he had helped her to purchase. Soon after he entered, a passer-by heard a shot, and moments later Manning ran from the shop as Mrs Flew staggered outside and collapsed. Manning returned to the shop and hid upstairs but was discovered, arrested and charged with murder. He refused to plead at his trial at Gloucester; he was found guilty, and hanged by Billington and Thomas Scott.

see Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough - Tuesday 14 March 1893