British Executions

Frederick James Andrews

Age: 45

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 3 May 1899

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: James and Thomas Billington


Andrews was convicted of killing Mrs Francis Short who was a widow who lived with Andrews at Kensington. She was a hardworking woman who supported him by selling fruit and vegetables from a stall. Andrews frequently ill-treated her and after a quarrel in March, he cut her throat and then stabbed her over forty times with a pen knife. He then went out and pawned her clothes. On the 3 May 1899 he was hanged by James and Thomas Billington in Wandsworth at the age of forty five.