Thomas Neill Cream a Scottish-Canadian serial killer known as the The Lambeth Poisoner. Cream poisoned one man and several women with chloroform and strychnine, attempting to frame and then blackmail other men for the murders in some cases. Thomas Neill Cream was executed in 1892 at Newgate Prison in London, England.
Serial Killer Thomas Neill Cream (aka) The Lambeth Poisoner, was active for 12 years between 1881-1892, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom
Thomas Neill Cream was born on May 27th 1850 in Glasgow, city in Scotland, UK; unitary authority. He was born 1st of 8 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a oldest child and had seven younger brothers or sisters. His father, William Cream, a manager at a shipbuilding and lumber company, Gilmour & Company in Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, Canada. His mother, Mary Elder.
Thomas Neill Cream a heterosexual male citizen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He completed 17+ years of school, received a college degree. He gained part of his education while attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He married Flora Brooks in 1876, one of Thomas' possible victims. He had no children, two possible unborn children from two possible victims.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1881 (Age 30/31) Thomas Neill Cream started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to stalk, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in London, England and Chicago, Illinois, US, where he was known to work as a physician.
He was arrested on June 3rd 1892 (Age 42), convicted on October 21st 1892 (Age 42), sentenced to death by hanging at Joliet Correctional Center, Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, US and Newgate Prison, London, England. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Thomas Neill Cream was executed on November 15th 1892 (Age 42).
Thomas Neill Cream died on November 15th 1892 (Age 42), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at Newgate Prison, London, England.
Thomas Neill Cream has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Name:||Thomas Neill Cream|
|Nickname:||The Lambeth Poisoner|
|Victims:||5 - 8|
|Years Active:||1881 - 1892|
|Ages Active:||30/31 - 41/42|
|Active Countries:||United States, United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||1850 - 1892|
|Citizenship:||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||married Flora Brooks in 1876, one of Thomas' possible victims|
|Children:||no children, two possible unborn children from two possible victims|
|Living With:||himself, alone in London, England and Chicago, Illinois, US|
|D.O.B.:||May 27, 1850|
|Birth Location:||Glasgow, city in Scotland, UK; unitary authority|
|Birth Order:||1st of 8|
|Siblings:||seven younger brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Father:||William Cream, a manager at a shipbuilding and lumber company, Gilmour & Company in Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, Canada|
|Highest School:||17+ years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||McGill University Faculty of Medicine|
|Arrested:||Jun 3, 1892 (Age 42)|
|Convicted:||Oct 21, 1892 (Age 42)|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||Joliet Correctional Center, Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, US and Newgate Prison, London, England|
|Executed:||Nov 15, 1892 (Age 42)|
|Death Date:||Nov 15, 1892 (Age 42)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Newgate Prison, London, England|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Thomas Neill Cream. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 27 1850||Thomas Neill Cream was born in Glasgow, city in Scotland, UK; unitary authority. #18500527|
|May 27 1870|
|May 27 1880|
|Thomas Neill Cream started his serial killing spree. #1881|
|May 27 1890|
|Thomas Neill Cream ended his serial killing spree. #1892|
|Jun 03 1892|
|Thomas Neill Cream arrested. #18920603|
|Oct 21 1892|
|Thomas Neill Cream was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at Joliet Correctional Center, Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, US and Newgate Prison, London, England. #18921021|
|Nov 15 1892|
|Thomas Neill Creamwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Newgate Prison, London, England. #18921115|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Thomas Neill Cream (1881-1892).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0307279081||The Killer of Little Shep...||Douglas Starr||Thomas Neill Cream||1|
|075354993x||Complete Jack The Ripper||Donald Rumbelow|| 4 Total Including |
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|1480405590||The Dark Water||David Pirie||Thomas Neill Cream||1|
|0226560686||A Prescription for Murder||Angus McLaren||Thomas Neill Cream||1|
|0252023943||Challenging Chicago||Perry Duis||Thomas Neill Cream||1|
|0975912941||Ripper Notes|| 3 Total Including |
|Thomas Neill Cream||1|
|1782627170||Poisons and Poisonings||Tony Hargreaves||Thomas Neill Cream||1|
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (27 May 1850 – 15 November 1892), also known as the Lambeth Poisoner, was a Scottish-Canadian serial killer, who claimed his first proven victims in the United States and the rest in England, and possibly others in Canada and Scotland. Cream, who poisoned his victims, was executed after his attempts to frame others for his crimes brought him to the attention of London police.
Thomas Neill Cream is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database