Henry Jones, a 50-year-old miner, lived with Mary Gilbert at Hanley, Staffordshire, in a house they shared with another man. Suspecting a relationship between Mary and the other man, Jones became intensely jealous.

On JANUARY 29th, 1903, his feelings overwhelmed him and he slit Mary’s throat and then his own as they lay together in bed. She died, but he survived to face trial for murder. Pleading guilty, he said he had killed his lover because of her relationship with the other man.

His execution followed on March 29th at Stafford Prison, where he was hanged by John Billington and John Ellis.