British Executions

Charles Squires


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Aug 1893

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Mallet

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Twenty eight year old Squires was sentenced to death at Wells Assizes for the murder of his wife's two year old illegitimate child. The child had woken him up by crying during the night and in a temper he suffocated it. Squires asked his wife if she would say that the death had been an accident but she refused. He was hanged by James Billington in Shepton Mallet on the 10 August 1893.