British Executions

James Jones

Age: 26

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 6 Oct 1896

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


James Jones was a ship's fireman who was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey for the murder of Edward White at Wapping. He stabbed him to death when ill feeling evolved after a family quarrel. No effort was made to secure a reprieve and Jones claimed he didn't want or expect one. He was hanged by James Billington at Newgate on the 6th October 1896 at the age of twenty six.