British Executions

Elias Torr

Age: 52

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Aug 1899

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Fifty two year old Elias Torr was a farmer convicted of the murder of his eldest daughter. Margaret Ann who was twenty one. Torr was a violent man addicted to drink, and his family were constantly afraid of him. They lived in a farmhouse beside the main Nottingham to Melton railway line. At the end of April. there was a fierce family quarrel after which his wife and daughter went to stay with a neighbouring farmer. Torr went to the farm to try and pacify his family but was refused entry. In a rage. he battered the door down with the butt of his gun and as his family fled through a back door, he opened fire and fatally wounded Margaret. He was convicted at Nottingham Assizes and hanged by James and William Billington on the 9th August 1899.