British Executions

John George Thompson

Age: 38

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Dec 1901

Crime Location: 122 Milling Street, Gateshead

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


John George Thompson was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Maggie Ann Lieutand 33.

They had lived together although she was already married to someone else. however, their relationship broke down and Maggie Lieutand refused to have anything to do with him.

John Thompson bought a gun and went to where Maggie Lieutand was living with a friend at Milling Street, Gateshead on 17 September 1901.

When he got there he asked Maggie Lieutand to come back to him but she refused and he forced his way into the house and shot her in the shoulder. However, Maggie Lieutand ran out of the house and across to 122 Milling Street and tried to shut the door, but John Thompson put his foot in the door to stop her from shutting it fully but couldn't open it and so his put his gun in through the gap and shot at her hitting her in the arm and once in the head killing her.

He then sat and waited for the police to arrive.