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Ellis, John (1874–1932), executioner, was born on 4 October 1874 at Buersil, Rochdale, the eldest child of Joseph James Ellis, a hairdresser, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Dawson. He left school to work for the local Eagle Spinning Company. When he was twenty, he married ...

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Pierrepoint, Albert (1905–1992), executioner, was born on 30 March 1905 at home at 5 Green End, Clayton, Bradford, the eldest son and third of five children of Henry Albert Pierrepoint (1874–1922), clogger and executioner, and his wife, Mary, née Buxton. He was aged eleven when he discovered what his father's second occupation was, and why he was away from home so frequently. In a bizarre echo of young Jerry Cruncher in ...