British Executions

John Whitfield

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Aug 1769

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday 9 August 1769 (Newcastle Journal)

John Whitfield of Goathill in the parish of Wetheral, guilty of the murder of William Cockburn, by shooting him, I th ehigh road near Armathwaite in the parish of Hesket in the Forest on 8th May 1769 - wounding him in the thigh so he died on 13th May.

In the Quarter Sessions papers it is stated he was in prison “from Tuesday, (1st August) the day he received sentence to the Wednesday week following when he was executed.”