British Executions

John Ogilvie

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: treason

Date Of Execution: 1 Jan 1615

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Ogilvie, Jesuit, was tried in 1615 before the Magistrates of Glasgow, specially appointed for saying of Mass, acknowledging the Pope to be Judge in controversies of religion and decl ning to answer certain Questions put by his Majesty's Commissioners, concerning the Pope's power to excommunicate, King's the murder of a King excommunicated and deposed by the Pope and subject' s being absolved from the allegiance due to Such a King. He was found guilty, and sentenced to be taken immediately from the Court to the place of execution, and there to be hanged and quartered. He was hanged that same afternoon but the quartering was dispensed with.