British Executions

Edward Henry Fawcett

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 25 Aug 1891

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Winchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Aka Watts. Fawcett and his wife lived at Greenwich with their only child. They had been married sixteen years but had lately become unhappy. After a quarrel. she left home and took the child to live at Portsea. On 4 April. he also went to Portsea. After failing to persuade to return, he shot her four times with a revolver. Sentenced to death at Winchester Assizes. he was the last man hanged by James Berry. who resigned following the upsetting experience at Liverpool the previous week involving CONWAY.