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Ruth Ellis

  • Birth 9 Oct 1926 Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Death 13 Jul 1955 Holloway, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
  • Burial Amersham, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Memorial ID 21857

She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. Executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain. According to an article authored by Thomas L. Jones from the Crime Library website, Ruth Ellis was reinterred from the prison to her present resting place at St. Mary's Parish, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She was buried under the name of Ruth Hornby to preserve anonymity.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Ellis (9 Oct 1926–13 Jul 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21857, citing St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Amersham, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .