British Executions

John James Thornley

Age: 26

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Dec 1915

Crime Location: Devonport Street, Macclesfield

Execution Place: Liverpool

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Ellis

Source: http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/

John James Thornley murdered his girlfriend Frances Johnson 24 whose throat he cut at Devonport Street, Macclesfield on 19 September 1915.

see Chester Chronicle - Saturday 30 October 1915