HANGMAN - EXECUTIONER ALBERT PIERREPOINT
The Pierepoint Family of Hangmen-Executioners.
Both Albert Pierepoint's father, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, and his uncle, Thomas William Pierrepoint were Executioners. Henry took part in Executions between 19 November 1901 and 14 July 1910. Thomas between 1909 and 1946.
Thomas Pierrepoint was the Executioner for the Republic of Ireland.
Henry Pierepoint died prematurely on 14 December 1922, when Albert Pierepoint was 17. Albert had a very close relationship with his Uncle Thomas, who had no sons. All Albert Pierepoint's summer holidays as a youth, before he left school, were spent with his his Uncle Tom and Aunt Elizabeth.
Albert Pierrepoint was born on 30 March 1905, to Henry and Mary Pierrepoint.
Albert Pierepoint was present at 433 Executions, 383 as Executioner and 50 as Assistant Executioner, assisting his uncle, Thomas Pierrepoint, in 46.
He was Assistant Executioner to Stanley Cross 3 times and once to Thomas Philips.
Uniquely, Albert Pierepoint hanged in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern & Southern Ireland, Egypt, Gibraltar, Germany and Austria.
On 21 April 1931, the Prison Commissioners, in reply to a letter from Albert Pierepoint of the 19th, informed him that a note had been made of his application, but it was not proposed at present to add to the list of persons already qualified to assist at executions.
His application was accepted in June 1931 & he was selected to act as 2nd Assistant Executioner in November 1932, in the case of Thomas Howard at H. M. Prison Durham. Thomas Howard was respited, so Albert Pierepoint's services were not required.
He first acted as Assistant Executioner in Dublin Eire in 1932; then in England on the 2nd February 1933, assisting his Uncle Tom Pierepoint in the Execution of Jeremiah Hanbury at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham
Albert Pierepoint's first acted as chief Executioner in the case of Antonio Mancini on October 31 1941 at Pentonville Prison.
Before and during the War Albert Pierepoint as well as British Subjects including (6) Women he also executed Members of the IRA, several Wartime Nazi Spies and Traitors as well as at the end of the War Hanging two infamous Traitors
LORD HAW-HAW and JOHN AMERY.
*Albert Pierrepoint's most famous War Criminal Executions were the (11) BELSEN WAR CRIMINALS (8 men, 3 women):
SS Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer (The Beast of Belsen) - Belsen's Commandant (NSDAP); Oberaufseherin Elisabeth Volkenrath (26) (SS) (known as the most hated woman in the camp)
Oberaufseherin Irma Grese - Warden of the women's section of Belsen (22) (SS) [Albert has her age as 21 in log book] (known as "The Beautiful Beast" & "The Hyena of Auschwitz"); SS Aufseherin Juana Bormann (52)(known as "The woman with the dogs"); SS Hauptsturmführer Dr Fritz Klein - Camp Doctor (NSDAP); SS Rottenführer Karl Flrazich [Franzioh] - Kitchen Commander; SS Hauptscharführer Peter Weingartner (Yugoslavian) Weingather]; Ansgar Pinchen (Danish) - Kitchen Commander; SS Obersturmführer Franz Hössler - Deputy Camp Commandant; SS Hauptscharführer Franz Starfl; and SS Rottenführer Wilhelm Dorr. Plus 2 War criminals; Luftwaffe Obfl Georg Sandrock & Ludwig Schweinberger (Shot POW RAF Pilot Officer).
ALL (13) WERE EXECUTED BY ALBERT PIEREPOINT ON THE 13th DECEMBER, AT HAMLIN PRISON 1945
A RECORD (13) HANGINGS IN ONE DAY !
**Although between 1945 and 1949 he finally Hung over 200 Nazi War Criminals .
Albert Pierpoint became famous worldwide with many articles in the national and International Press regarding his unique record of Hanging so many infamous criminals, including several Women, Wartime Traitors, Spies and Nazi War Criminals.
Sadistic pychopath Sex Murderer of women; Neville George Cleveley Heath
The infamous included the Acid Bath & Vampire Murderer, John Haigh
Sex Murders of women by strangler Necrophile John R. Halliday Christie
Christie's neighbour Timothy Evans, innocent of Murdering his Baby girl; his wife & baby were actually a victims of Christie.
The controversial Hanging of young Derek Bentley
The controversial last hanging of a young woman; Ruth Ellis.
**Albert carried out the last execution to take place in the Republic of Ireland. Hanging of Michael Manning taking place on 20 April 1954 at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.
***Albert Pierrepoint carried out his last Execution on 27 July 1955, at Liverpool; when he hung Norman William Green.
****Albert Pierrepoint resigned in February 1956, following a disagreement on fee payed to him for his attendance at Strangeways Prison, Manchester concerning a case in which a reprieve was granted. He was extremely dissatisfied with the payment, which he felt was quite below what he felt entitled to expect. He returned the cheque and wrote to the Prison Commissioners, asking them to accept the letter as his official letter of resignation as Executioner and requested the removal of his name from the list of executioners forthwith.
*FOR SALE DVD. (HANGMAN'S TALES - SEE BOOKS & DVD;S FOR SALE) Albert Pierrepoint interviews in which he mentions key INFAMOUS personalities
From Chief Hangman Albert Pierepoint's unique archive of official Documents, letters, photos and …………various historically important official documents, letters and personal relics
*White Plaster-cast of Albert Pierrepoint Death Mask & his Hands sold for A WORLD RECORD PRICE OF= £4,840.00 with one of his (2) Execution Log Books listing ALL his actual Execution details also sold for A WORLD RECORD PRICE OF = £19,800.00 ……..in the early 1990's at a leading London Auction House
ADRIAN FORMAN NOW OFFER'S THE UNIQUE ACTUAL SIZE BRONZE DEATH MASK & HANDS SET OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT
FOR SALE AT PRICE = £5,500.00
*In the existing Forman Archive we still own both the Unique Important Historical Relics namely Master Hangman Albert Pierrepoint's Official M.O.D, WWII Era brown leather Briefcase for Honorary Army Colonel A Pierrrepoint...…
(NOT FOR SALE)……… containing; Execution equipment
*Hangman's Rope & fittings, Including white Handkerchief worn in Albert's top pocket on Execution Ceremonies, this was in fact the white linen Execution Hood, (1) Restraining stiff brown leather long buckled Belt-strap to restrain Prisoner's legs, plus flexible wide shamois-leather long restraining strap made to Albert's requirements with damaged hole from Nazi German Spy Richter (See Albert Pierrepoint Book or DVD for details) with deluxe brown leather & brass cased measuring tape & various equipment are kept within the Briefcase (THIS IMPORTANT HISTORIC RELIC IS STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE FORMAN FAMILY ARCHIVE AND IS NOT FOR SALE AS IT IS PRICELESS ! ):
**CHIEF EXECUTIONER & HANGMAN ALBERT PIERREPOINTS ACTUAL
“EXECUTIONERS LOG BOOK” CONTAINING PERSONAL COMMENTS-DETAILS OF EVERY PERSON EXECUTED BY HIM PERSONALLY; ALL HANDWRITTEN IN INK IN ALBERT’S OWN HANDWRITING..WHICH IS ALSO NOT FOR SALE AS AGAIN A UNIQUE IMPORTANT HISTORICAL RECORD AND PRICELESS
ADRIAN FORMAN OWNS FULL COPYRIGHT FOR ALL OF ABOVE, including
Re-publishing EXECUTIONER PIERREPOINT, the Autobiography 2023-24.
AS SOLD BY ALBERT PIERREPOINT to the late Michael Ralph Forman Esq., in 1977. Inherited by his son, Adrian Forman upon the death of Mr M.R.Forman in 2008
**Adrian Forman has been after many years of research been inspired to author a limited number of books to be published during 2023-2025. on both Albert Pierrepoint (Including a new edition of his book with additional unpublished photographs & documents)
and books on the infamous WWII. British Traitors William & Margret Joyce;
otherwise known to millions of British Wartime listeners of National Radio as: "Lord Haw Haw & Lady Haw-Haw" of the German Nazi Radio Broadcasts from Berlin