British Executions

John Johnston

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 16 Aug 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday 16 August 1788 Low Sands, Carlisle (Cumberland Packet)


John Johnston (otherwise Robinson) and John Mitchell (otherwise Mitchinson) guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Jane Carruthers, widow, in the parish of Lanercost (otherwise Abbey Lanercost) on 16th August 1787: stealing therefrom a dark coloured chintz gown (valued at 5/-), a light coloured chintz gown (valued at 5/-), a striped calico gown (valued at 5/-), a printed cotton gown (valued at 5/-), a printed linen gown (valued at 5/-) and a white corded Dimity petticoat (valued at 5/-).

According to the registers for St Mary’s, Carlisle: Johnston (alias Robinson) and Mitchell (alias (Mitchinson) were buried on 17 August.