Hanged In Scotland
34 people were hanged in Scotland during the 20th century.
All of the following executions were for murder.
12 hangings took place at Duke Street prison in Glasgow prior to its closure in 1955.
10 then took place at Barlinnie prison.
3 took place at Calton prison in Edinburgh before it closed.
4 then took place at Saughton.
3 took place at Perth.
1 took place at Aberdeen.
1 took place at Inverness.
12/11/1902 Patrick Leggett Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Sarah Jane Leggett
26/07/1904 Thomas Gunning Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Agnes Allen
14/11/1905 Pasha Liffey Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Mary Jane Welsh
05/03/1908 Joseph Hume Inverness. Victim - John Barclay Smith
19/08/1908 Edward Johnstone Perth. Victim - Jane Wallace (Withers)
16/07/1909 Alexander Edmundstone Perth. Victim - Michael Swinton Brown
02/10/1913 Patrick Higgins Calton Edinburgh. Victims - William Higgins, John Higgins
16/05/1917 Thomas McGuiness Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Alexander Imlach
11/11/1919 James Adams Duke St. Glasgow Victim Mary Doyle (Kane)
26/05/1920 Albert James Fraser Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Henry Senior
26/05/1920 James Rollins Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Henry Senior
21/02/1922 William Harkness Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Elizabeth Benjamin
11/06/1923 John Henry Savage Calton Edinburgh. Victim - Wilhelmina Nicolson (Grierson)
10/10/1923 Susan Newell Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - John Johnston
30/10/1923 Philip Murray Calton, Edinburgh. Victim - William Ronald Cree
24/09/1925 John Keen Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Noorh Mohammed
24/01/1928 James McKay Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Agnes Arbuckle
03/08/1928 George Reynolds Duke St. Glasgow. Victim - Thomas Lee
13/08/1928 Allen Wales Saughton, Edinburgh. Victim - Isabella Wales
08/02/1946 John Lyon Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - John Brady
06/04/1946 Patrick Carraher Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - John Gordon
10/08/1946 John Caldwell Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - James Straiton
06/02/1948 Stanislaw Miszka Perth. Victim - Catherine McIntyre
30/10/1950 Christopher Harris Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - Martin Dunleavy
16/12/1950 James Robertson Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - Catherine McCluskey
15/09/1951 Robert Dobie Smith Saughton, Edinburgh. Victim - William Gibson
12/04/1952 James Smith Barlinnie Glasgow. Victim - Martin Joseph Malone
29/05/1952 Patrick Gallagher Deveney Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - Jeannie Deveney
26/01/1953 George Francis Shaw Barlinnie, Glasgow. Victim - Michael Connolly (Conly)
23/04/1954 John Lynch Saughton Edinburgh. Victims - Lesley Jean Nisbet (Sinclair), Margaret Curran (Johnson)
23/06/1954 George Alexander Robertson Saughton Edinburgh. Victims - Elizabeth Robertson, George Alexander Robertson
11/07/1958 Peter Manuel Barlinnie Glasgow. Victims - Marion Hunter McDonald Watt, Vivienne Isabella Reid Watt, Margaret Hunter Brown, Isabelle Wallace Cooke, Peter James Smart, Doris Smart, Michael Smart
22/12/1960 Anthony Miller Barlinnie Glasgow. Victim - John Cremin
15/08/1963 Henry John Burnett Aberdeen. Victim - Thomas Guyan
Only one woman was hanged, Susan Newell. She was also the only woman ever executed at Glasgow’s Duke Street Prison.
Susan Newell was the last woman to be hanged in Scotland. She killed newspaper boy John Johnston. It is speculated that she killed the boy trying to obtain his small amount of money. This has never been established as there are no witnesses to any verbal exchange and Susan Newell never pleaded guilty She killed her victim via strangulation on 20 May 1923.
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