British Executions

Joseph Robert Ellis

Age: 22

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 25 Aug 1896

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


Joseph Robert Ellis was a twenty two year old sailor who was convicted of the murder of his wife at Goole. They had only been married for only fifteen months before they separated and she went back to live with her mother. Ellis called at the house and chased his wife and her mother out into the street where he stabbed them both, fatally wounding his wife. He was hanged by James Billington on the 25th August 1896 in Leeds.