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Executions & Capital Punishments carried out at Strangeways, Manchester in the 20th Century


The following were all executed for murder in the Manchester area, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire or the wider Northwest region and were executed at Strangeways Prison, Manchester in the twentieth century.
We are indebted to John Eddleston who has kindly provided all of this information. Exhaustive details of other United Kingdom executions can be found on his website at http://www.murderfile.net.

Listed by date, and the location of the murder:

1900-1909

  • Joseph Holden - 4th December 1900 (Bury)
  • Patrick McKenna - 3rd December 1901 (Bolton)
  • Henry McWiggins - 2nd December 1902 (Oldham)
  • William George Hudson - 12th May 1903 (Near Preston)
  • Charles Whittaker - 2nd December 1903 (Manchester)
  • John Griffiths - 27th February 1906 (Near Oldham)
  • John Ramsbottom - 12th May 1908 (Manchester)
  • Frederick Ballington - 28th July 1908 (Manchester)
  • Mark Shawcross - 3rd August 1909 (Manchester).

1910-1919

  • Joseph Wren - 22nd February 1910 (Burnley)
  • Walter Martyn - 12th December 1911 (Heywood)
  • John Edward Tarkenter - 12th December 1911 (Oldham)
  • Arthur Birkett - 23rd July 1912 (Blackburn)
  • James Ryder - 13th August 1913 (Manchester)
  • Ernest Edward Kelly - 17th December 1913 (Oldham)
  • Frederick Holmes - 8th March 1916 (Manchester)
  • Reginald Haslam - 29th March 1916 (Burnley)
  • James Howarth Hargreaves - 19th December 1916 (Ashton-u-Lyne)
  • Thomas Clinton - 21st March 1917 (Barrow)
  • William Rooney - 17th December 1918 (Liverpool).

1920-1929

  • Hyman Perdovitch - 6th January 1920 (Salford)
  • David Caplan - 6th January 1920 (Liverpool)
  • Frederick Rothwell Holt - 13th April 1920 (Lytham)
  • William Thomas Aldred - 22nd June 1920 (Manchester)
  • Charles Colclough - 31st December 1920 (Hanley)
  • Frederick Quarmby - 5th May 1921 (Blackpool)
  • Thomas Wilson - 24th May 1921 (Liverpool)
  • Hiram Thompson - 30th May 1922 (Near Preston)
  • George Frederick Edisbury - 3rd January 1923 (Chorlton, Manchester)
  • George Perry 28th March - 1923 (Burslem, Stoke on Trent)
  • Francis Wilson Booker - 8th April 1924 (Northenden)
  • John Charles Horner - 13th August 1924 (Salford)
  • Patrick Power - 26th May 1925 (Manchester)
  • James Makin - 11th August 1925 (Manchester)
  • Samuel Johnson - 15th December 1925 (Manchester)
  • William Thorpe - 16th March 1926 (Bolton)
  • Louie Calvert - 24th June 1926 (Leeds)
  • Frederick Fielding - 3rd January 1928 (Near Blackburn)
  • Walter Brooks - 28th June 1928 (Preston)
  • Chung Yi Miao - 6th December 1928 (Lake District)
  • George Cartledge - 4th April 1929 (Oldham).

1930 - 1939

  • Francis Land - 16th April 1931 (Rochdale)
  • Solomon Stein - 15th December 1931 (Manchester)
  • George Alfred Rice - 3rd February 1932 (Manchester)
  • Charles James Cowle - 18th May 1932 (Darwen)
  • William Burtoft - 19th December 1933 (Manchester)
  • John Harris Bridge - 30th May 1935 (Salford)
  • Buck Ruxton - 12th May 1936 (Lancaster)
  • Max Mayer Haslam - 5th February 1937 (Nelson)
  • Horace William Brunt - 12th August 1937 (Ashbourne, Derbyshire)
  • Charles James Caldwell - 20th April 1938 (Rochdale).

1940-1949

  • Clifford Holmes - 11th February 1941 (Manchester)
  • John Smith - 4th September 1941 (Near Rochdale)
  • James Galbraith - 26th July 1944 (Salford Docks)
  • Harold Berry - 9th April 1946 (Winsford, Cheshire)
  • Martin Patrick Coffey - 24th April 1946 (Manchester)
  • Walter Graham Rowland - 27th February 1947 (Manchester)
  • Margaret Allen - 12th January 1949 (Rawtenstall).

1950-1959

  • James Henry Corbitt - 28th November 1950 (Ashton-u-Lyne)
  • Nicholas Persoulious Crosby - 19th December 1950 (Leeds, Yorkshire)
  • Nenad Kovacevic - 26th January 1951 (Near Ramsbottom)
  • James Inglis - 8th May 1951 (Hull)
  • John Dand - 12th June 1951 (York)
  • Jack Wright - 3rd July 1951 (Near Bolton)
  • Alfred Bradley - 15th January 1952 (Manchester)
  • Herbert Roy Harris - 26th February 1952 (Flint, N. Wales)
  • Louisa May Merrifield - 18th September 1953 (Blackpool)
  • Stanislaw Juras - 17th December 1953 (Halifax, Yorkshire)
  • Czelslaw Kowalewski - 8th January 1954 (Leeds, Yorkshire).

1960-1964

  • James Smith - 28th November 1962 (Manchester)
  • Gwynne Owen Evans - 13th August 1964 Murder (Workington).

In addition, the following executions took place outside Strangeways for murders in Greater Manchester:

  • Thomas Marsland - 20th May 1903. Executed at Liverpool for murder at Oldham.
  • William Waddington - 11th May 1920. Executed at Liverpool for murder at Oldham.
  • James Winstanley - 5th August 1925. Executed at Liverpool for murder near Wigan.
  • Norman William Green - 27th July 1955. Executed at Liverpool for murder at Wigan.

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