British Executions

John Joyce

Age: 36

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 20 Aug 1901

Crime Location: Price Street, Birmingham

Execution Place: Birmingham

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


John Joyce stabbed John Nugent 61 at Price Street, Birmingham on Monday, 10 June 1901.

John Nugent lived in a court near to where John Joyce lived and two years earlier they had had an argument and had been at loggerheads ever since.

On 10 June John Joyce went to John Nugent's home where he picked up a lighted paraffin lamp and threw it at John Nugent's feet. John Nugent begged him to go away saying he didn't want any trouble and back up into the court but John Joyce followed him and said 'Take that', and stabbed him in the heart with a large knife.

see National Archives - ASSI 13/31

see Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 01 August 1901

see Falkirk Herald - Saturday 24 August 1901