British Executions

John Johnson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 7 Apr 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Johnson, aged 19, found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of William West Hughes in the parish of St Mary, Newington on 4th August 1786:  stealing therefrom a linen patchwork quilt (valued at 2/6), a linen tablecloth (valued at 2/-), a whalebone walking stick (valued at 6d), a hair locket set in gold (valued at 3/-) and a base metal candlestick (valued at 5/-).  He had been found guilty at the previous Summer Assizes but judgement was reserved for the opinion of the judges.