Augustus Penny shot his mother in a drunken rage after she willed her house and assets to her eldest son.
After 12 years at sea for the Navy, second-born Penny came home to the New Forest where he then looked after his mother and elder brother. In January 1913, Mrs Penny made a will leaving her house and adjacent land to her elder son.
Snubbed, irate and inebriated, he swiped a gun and shot her in cold blood. He was hanged for his crime at Winchester on 26 November 1913, aged 30.