Thomas Neill Cream

Demographic Info

The Lambeth Poisoner5MaleCaucasianCanada, USA, United KingdomNomadicSexual, Sadistic1850/05/27 (Glasgow, Scotland)1892/11/15 (Executed by hanging)


Thomas Neil Cream was born on May 27, 1850 in Scotland. Shortly after his birth his family moved with him to Quebec City, Canada.

There is no known criminal history for Cream during his childhood. It is believed that his first experience with murder was with his first wife in 1877, but he was never formally charged with her death.

As Cream moved from Ontario to Chicago and finally to London he began to preform illegal abortions, causing the deaths of his patients. Cream began his serial series at the age of 31, in 1881. He usually chose females, but is thought to have murdered one male as well. Although when Cream began to murder he did so through poorly performed abortions, his tastes later changed to murdering his victims with poison.

On July 13, 1892, Cream was charged with the murder of Matilda Clover. He was convicted of her murder and sentenced to death. Although he was only charged with Matilda’s murder, he is also thought to be involved in at least four other murders. Cream was executed on November 15, 1892 at Newgate Prison in England.

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Victims of Thomas Neill Cream

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Thomas Neill Cream was charged with the murder of one person, but is thought to have been involved in six others. We currently have information on all of his known and suspected victims. Kate Gardener In August 1879 Kate was found murdered in Ontario, Canada. Mary Anne Faulkner Mary was found…

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