British Executions

John Guthrie

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: adultery

Date Of Execution: 1 Jan 1617

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Guthrie was prosecuted for the crime of notorious adultery; in 1617, when he was sentenced to be taken to the Cross of Edinburgh, and hanged on a gibbet till he be dead ; and he appears to have been carried to immediate execution.