British Executions

John Herdman

Age: 52

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Mar 1898

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


March 12th: John HERDMAN (52)
A printer convicted of the murder of Jane Calder, his paramour, whom he killed during a drunken quarrel at Hogmanay. The police surgeon stated that death was caused by a severe kicking and several stab wounds. The doctor claimed that the bruises were the worst he had ever seen. Herdman was sentenced to death at Edinburgh High Court and a petition of 11,000 signatures failed to stop the sentence being carried out by James Billington.