British Executions

John William Johnson


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 22 Dec 1891

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Durham

Method: unknown

Executioner: James Billington


John William Johnson was a forty nine year old  farm labourer from Hetton-le-Hole, Durham who had been living with a Mary Addison for sometime. In September she told him of her intention to marry someone else. After she left, he followed her and shot her dead. He refused any form of legal aid and insisted on pleading guilty. He was convicted and hanged by James Billington on 22nd December 1891 at Durham.