British Executions

Frederick Preston

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 3 Oct 1899

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Frederick Preston was a young twenty two year old French polisher who murdered his girlfriend, Eliza Jane Mears, on 9 July at Hackney. They had been going out for a while but her mother urged her to give him up as he treated her in a brutal fashion. She did so, and he beat her to death with a blunt instrument. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to hang.  That sentence was carried out on 3 October 1899 in Newgate by James Billington.