British Executions

James Anderson

Age: 50

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 19 Feb 1883

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lincoln

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Marwood


In Lincoln on the 19 February 1883 fifty year old Anderson, a Lincolnshire coal miner was sentenced to death by Mr Justice Cave at Lincoln Assizes for the murder of his wife at Gainsborough on 6 December 1882. Anderson had cut her throat, and then his own after a quarrel. He expressed deep regret for the crime and despite a petition signed by thousands of local people, he was hanged by William Marwood.