British Executions

John Herdman

Age: 52

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Mar 1898

Crime Location: 7 Milne Square, High Street, Edinburgh

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Herdman was convicted of the murder of Jane Calder and sentenced to death.

She was his paramour. They had a drunken quarrel at Hogmanay during which he kicked and stabbed her.

see National Records of Scotland - JC26/1898/2