Thomas Neill Cream

The Lambeth Poisoner

  Active for 12 years
(1881-1892) in United States, United Kingdom

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

8

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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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.

Thomas Neill Cream Serial Killer Profile

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.

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Thomas Neill Cream has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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Thomas Neill Cream
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-04 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
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
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1850 - 1892
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
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
Occupation: physician
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 27, 1850
Given Name: Thomas
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
Mother: Mary Elder
Father: William Cream, a manager at a shipbuilding and lumber company, Gilmour & Company in Wolfe's Cove, Quebec, Canada

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 17+ years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: McGill University Faculty of Medicine

Incarceration
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)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Thomas Neill Cream

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.

Date Event Description
May 27 1850Thomas Neill Cream was born in Glasgow, city in Scotland, UK; unitary authority.  #18500527
May 27 1870
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 27 1880
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1881
(Age 30/31)
Thomas Neill Cream started his serial killing spree. #1881
May 27 1890
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1892
(Age 41/42)
Thomas Neill Cream ended his serial killing spree. #1892
Jun 03 1892
(Age 42)
Thomas Neill Cream arrested. #18920603
Oct 21 1892
(Age 42)
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
(Age 42)
Thomas Neill Creamwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat Newgate Prison, London, England. #18921115
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
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previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at victims home TRUE 323
stalk TRUE 418
living with children FALSE 268
suicide FALSE 225
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
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Thomas Neill Cream

Book: The Killer of Little Shepherds (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Douglas Starr
The Killer of Little Shepherds
Book: Complete Jack The Ripper (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Donald Rumbelow
Complete Jack The Ripper
Book: The Dark Water (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
David Pirie
The Dark Water
Book: A Prescription for Murder (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Angus McLaren
A Prescription for Murder
Book: Challenging Chicago (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Perry Duis
Challenging Chicago
Book: Ripper Notes (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Dan Norder
Ripper Notes
Book: Poisons and Poisonings (mentions serial killer Thomas Neill Cream)
Tony Hargreaves
Poisons and Poisonings

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Thomas Neill Cream

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0307279081 The Killer of Little Shep... 1
075354993x Complete Jack The Ripper 4
1480405590 The Dark Water 1
0226560686 A Prescription for Murder 1
0252023943 Challenging Chicago 1
0975912941 Ripper Notes 1
1782627170 Poisons and Poisonings 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.

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External References
  1. Q117026 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Thomas Neill Cream on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Dr. Thomas Neill CREAM on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  4. Thomas Neill Cream on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Thomas Neill Cream is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #17 of 62[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #18 of 30[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  3. #20 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  4. #22 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #29 of 53[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #115 of 651[ Page 8 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #132 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #161 of 327[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  9. #343 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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