British Executions

George Harmer

Age: 28

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 13 Dec 1886

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


December 13th: George HARMER (28)
On 14 August, Harmer, a plasterer and petty thief, was released from gaol and went to visit a friend. As they sat down to breakfast, Harmer mentioned that he intended to rob a wealthy recluse, Henry Last, a carpenter who lived nearby. On 20 August, Harmer approached the old man with a drawing which he asked to be made into a model, and later that day Last was found battered to death in his bed. Harmer was seen to be flash with money and was able to redeem some of his clothes that he'd had to pawn only the day before. He was soon arrested and made a full confession. Hanged by Berry.