was a former soldier who murdered his girlfriend, Mrs Matilda Lambert
and her three children John, Annie, and Samuel, by cutting their throats
at their home at Arnold, Nottingham, on 10 July.
He had lived with the
woman for seven years and killed her after she told him to leave. He
struck her over the head with a hammer before he took out the razor.
After he had cut their
throats, he turned the razor on himself but survived after being treated
He was hanged by Henry
Pierrepoint and Thomas Pierrepoint in Nottingham on the 14 December
1909. He was thirty years old at the time of his execution.