EXECUTIONS UNDER THE STUARTS

TIME-LINE OF EXECUTIONS UNDER STUART PERIOD

 
 
 
  DATE                            EXECUTION
 
1425
  • 24TH MAY MURDOCH STEWART HE WAS PUBLICLY BEHEADED ON HEADING HILL "IN FRONT OF" STIRLING CASTL AFTER BEING FOUND GUILTY OF TREASON,
  • He was the Duke of Albany as a leading Scottish nobleman, the son of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany and the grandson of King Robert II of Scotland, who founded the Stewart dynasty.
1437
  • 26TH MARCH WALTER STEWART, EARL OF ATHOLL AFTER 3 DAYS OF GRUESOME TORTURE. HE WAS EXECUTED IN EDINBURGH
  • Walter had turned against the King James 1st Scotland and had conspired in his assassination in 1437
  • He was a Scottish nobleman, the son of Robert II of Scotland
  • In 1425 he served as a member of the jury of 21 which tried and executed his nephew Murdoch Stewart,
 
  • 26TH MARCH ROBERT STEWART EXECUTED HIS ROLE IN THE MURDER OF JAMES I OF SCOTLAND.
  • He was the grandson of Walter Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl, and the great-grandson of Robert II of Scotland.
 
  • SIR ROBERT GRAHAM OF KINPONT
  • He was a Scottish landowner, and one of the key conspirators in the assassination of King James I of Scotland
1463
  • JOHN DOUGLAS WAS EXECUTED AT EDINBURGH,
  • John was the Lord of Balvenie and was the youngest of the five formidable Black Douglas brothers, who clashed with King James II of Scotland.
1500
  • ALEXANDER "SAWNEY" BEAN WAS EXECUTED FOR THE MASS MURDER &CANNIBALISATION OF OVER 1,000 PEOPLE AT LEITH OR GLASGOW
  • Alexander was the head of a 48-member clan in Scotland
  • He was cave-dwelling cannibal
1516
  • ALEXANDER HOME WAS EXECUTED IN EDINBURGH
  • He was a chamberlain of Scotland and warden of the Eastern March.
  • Alexander was charged with rebellion against Alban
1528
  • 29TH FEBRUARY PATRICK HAMILTON WAS BURNT AT THE STAKE AS A HERETIC, OUTSIDE THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO ST SALVATOR'S CHAPEL IN ST ANDREWS.
  • He was a Scottish churchman and an early Protestant Reformer in Scotland.
1537
  • 17TH JULY JANET DOUGLAS SHE WAS WAS BURNED TO DEATH DURING THE REIGN OF JAMES V OF SCOTLAND.
  • Also known as Lady Glamis who was a Scottish noblewoman accused of witchcraft,
  • Janet's brother, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, was the King's stepfather, and Angus had imprisoned the young James. James's hatred for Angus extended to his whole family, including Janet
1540
  • 16TH AUGUST JAMES HAMILTON WAS BEHEADED AT EDINBURGH
  • James was known as the "Bastard of Arran
  • 2nd cousin of James V Scotland
  • He had been Arrested on charges of treason
1541
  • MAY WILLIAM RUTHVEN WAS BEHEADED FOR HIGH TREASON
  • He was the 1st Earl of Gowrie, 4th Lord of Ruthven
  • William was a Scottish peer known for devising the Raid of Ruthven.
1546
  • 1ST MARCH GEORGE WISHART WAS EXECUTED AT ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND
  • George was a Scottish religious reformer and protestant martyr
  • He was hanged on a gibbet and his body burned
1548
  • 13TH DECEMBER SIR JOHN MELVILLE OF RAITH HAD BEEN WAS ARRESTED, CARRIED AS A PRISONER TO EDINBURGH, AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF TREASON, WAS EXECUTED
  • John was was executed for his support of the Protestant cause.
1558
  • APRIL WALTER MILNE HE WAS BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR HERESY OUTSIDE DEANS COURT, ST ANDREWS.
  • Walter was the last protestant martyr to be burned in Scotland before the Scottish reformation changed the country from catholic to Presbyterian.
1563
  • FEBRUARY PIERRE DE BOCOSEL DE CHASTELARD WAS BEHEAD AT THE MARKET CROSS OF ST ANDREWS ON MARKET DAY
  • Pierre was discovered in Mary Queen of Scots chamber under her Great Bed at Rossend Castle at Burntisland. Mary ordered her half brother the Earl of Moray to execute him on the spot. But instead the unfortunate poet was taken to St Andrews.
  • Pierre had an obsessional passion for Mary Queen of Scots
1571
  • 6TH APRIL THE MOST REV. DR. JOHN HAMILTON HE WAS HANGED BESIDE THE MERCAT CROSS OF STIRLING. FOR HIS ROLE IN THE ASSASSINATION OF JAMES STUART, EARL OF MORAY, THE REGENT OF SCOTLAND.
  • He was Archbishop of St. Andrews 1547/1549–1571
  • John was also Chancellor of the University of St Andrews
1581
  • 2ND JUNE JAMES DOUGLAS, 4TH EARL OF MORTON EXECUTED IN EDINBURGH'S BY MEANS OF THE MAIDEN, A PREDECESSOR OF THE GUILLOTINE, WHICH HE HIMSELF WAS SAID TO HAVE INTRODUCED TO SCOTLAND.
  • He had been one of the last of the four regents of Scotland during the minority of King James VI. Scotland
1584
  • MAY WILLIAM RUTHVEN HE WAS WAS DETAINED AND BEHEADED FOR HIGH TREASON
  • He was the 1st Earl of Gowrie, 4th Lord of Ruthven a Scottish peer known for devising the Raid of Ruthven.
1591
  • 27TH JANUARY DR. JOHN FIAN HE WAS EXECUTION BY STRANGULATION AT EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
  • He examined and put to torture, in what would become known as the North Berwick witch trials.
  • He was a Scottish schoolmaster Prestonpans, East Lothian and purported sorcerer. He confessed to have a compact with the devil while acting as register and scholar to several witches in North Berwick Kirk
 
  • 28TH JANUARY AGNES SAMPSON WAS BURNT AT THE STAKE AT CASTLEHILL
  • Agnes was a Scottish healer and purported witch
  • she was known as the "Wise Wife Of Keith"
  • Agnes involved in the North Berwick witch trials in the later part of the sixteenth century.
     
1606
  • 30TH JANUARY JOHN GRANT HE WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED
  • He was executed his role in the Gun Powder Plot
 
  • 30TH JANUARY THOMAS BATES WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Thomas was executed for his role in the Gunpowder plot.
 
  • 30TH JANUARY SIR EVERARD DIGBY WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT WESTMINSTER, LONDON
  • He was executed his role in the Gunpowder plot.
 
  • 31ST JANUARY ROBERT KEYES WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT WESTMINSTER, LONDON
  • He was executed his role in the Gunpowder plot.
 
  • 31ST JANUARY AMBROSE ROOKWOOD WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT WESTMINSTER, LONDON
  • He was executed his role in the Gunpowder plot.
 
  • 7TH APRIL RALPH ASHLEY WAS EXECUTED
  • English Jesuit lay-brother who became involved with the aftermath of the Gunpowder plot..
 
  • 7TH APRIL EDWARD OLDCORNE WAS EXECUTED AT RED HILL, WORCESTER, HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED
  • Edward was executed for his role in the Gunpowder plot.
 
  • 7TH APRIL HUMPHREY LITTLETON WAS EXECUTED AT RED HILL, WORCESTER
  • He was executed for his involvement in the Gunpowder plot..
 
  • 3RD MAY HENRY GARNET , HE WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERE AT ST PAUL'S, LONDON
  • Henry Garnett, was an English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder plot.
1612
  • 11TH APRIL EDWARD WIGHTMAN. HE EXECUTED AT LICHFIELD ON CHARGES OF HERESY.
  • He was the last person to be burned at the stake in England for heresy.
1613
  • 21ST MAY JOHN MAXWELL HE WAS BEHEADED AT EDINBURGH
  • He was the 9th Lord Maxwell
  • John He escaped from Edinburgh Castle in 1607, and in 1608 shot the Laird of Johnstone
1615
  • 6TH FEBRUARY PATRICK STEWART HE WAS EXECUTED FOR TREASON MARKET CROSS IN EDINBURGH BY BEHEADING.
  • He was the the son of Robert, Earl of Orkney, a bastard son of King James V  Scotland
 
  • 16TH NOVEMBER MRS ANNE TURNER WAS HANGED AT TYBURN FOR HER ROLE IN THE FAMOUS 1613 POISONING OF SIR THOMAS OVERBURY
  • Mistress Anne Turner or Mrs. Anne Turner, was the widow of a respectable London doctor
1618
  • 29TH OCTOBER SIR WALTER RALEIGH WAS BEHEADED IN THE OLD PALACE YARD AT THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
  • Walter had been an Elizabethan courtier as well as a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.
1645
  • ELIZABETH CLARKE WAS  HANGED
  • She was the first woman persecuted by the Witch-finder General, Matthew Hopkins
  • Elizabeth, was a woman over eighty with only one leg, who confessed after being deprived of sleep for many nights
1649
  • 30TH JANUARY CHARLES 1ST OF ENGLAND WAS EXECUTED AT WHITEHALL, LONDON
  • CHARLES  was the second son of King James VI of Scotland/1st of England and he was the father of Charles II and James II of England.
  • CHARLES  death warrant was signed by Fifty-nine commissioners, some that would later be executed for their role in his execution.
1660
  • 17TH OCTOBER COLONEL ADRIAN SCROPE HE WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT CHARING CROSS AFTER THE RESTORATION OF Charles II
  • He was was the twenty-seventh of the fifty-nine Commissioners who signed the Death Warrant of King CHARLES
 
  • 17TH OCTOBER GREGORY CLEMENT WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AT CHARING CROSS
  • He was one of the men who signed the death warrant for CHARLES I,
 
  • 19TH OCTOBER FRANCIS HACKER WAS HANGED AT TYBURN CONVICTED TRAITOR TO THE CROWN.
  • He was English soldier who fought for Parliament during the English Civil War
  • Francis was one of the officers specially charged with the custody of the King CHARLES 1st England.
 
  • 19TH OCTOBER DANIEL AXTELL WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED AS A REGICIDE.
1661
  • 19TH JANUARY THOMAS VENNER EXECUTED BY BEING HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE "VENNER'S RISING"
  • He was was a cooper and rebel who became the last leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men,
 
  • 27TH MAY HUGH DOUGLAS WAS EXECUTED BY BY BEHEADING ON THE 'MAIDEN' TAKING PLACE
  • He was the 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl King Charles II England Headat Scone
1670
  • 21ST JANUARY CLAUDE DU VALL HE WAS EXECUTED AT TYBURN
  • He was a was a French-born, gentleman highwayman
  • On 17th January 1670, Judge Sir William Morton found him guilty of six robberies
1679
  • 7TH AUGUST NICHOLAS POSTGATE WAS HANGED, DISEMBOWELLED AND QUARTERED AT KNAVESMIRE IN YORK
  • He is one of the 85 English Catholic Martyrs of England and Wales, beatified by Pope John Paul II, in November 1987
1683
  • 21ST JULY WILLIAM RUSSELL, WAS EXECUTED AT LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.FOR HIS ROLE IN THE RYE HOUSE PLOT,
  • The execution was said to have been conducted quite poorly by Jack Ketch. .Ketch later wrote a letter of apology.
1680
  • 29TH DECEMBER WILLIAM HOWARD EXECUTED FOR TREASON ON TOWER HILL
  • He was the 1st Viscount Stafford
  • He was a Royalist supporter before being falsely implicated by Titus Oates in the later discredited "Popish Plot",
1684
  • JAMES HOLLOWAY HE WAS HANGED AND QUARTERED; HIS HEAD AND QUARTERS WERE SENT TO BRISTOL AND FIXED ON THE GATES
  • He was English merchant from Bristol and a conspirator of the Rye House Plot.
1685
  • 11TH MAY MARGARET WILSON EXECUTED BY DROWNING FOR REFUSING TO SWEAR AN OATH DECLARING JAMES VII (JAMES II OF ENGLAND) AS HEAD OF THE CHURCH.
 
  • 30TH JUNE ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL WAS EXECUTED AT EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND FOR ROLE IN THE MONMOUTH REBELLION
  • He was the 9th Earl of Argyll (and was a Scottish peer and soldier.
  • He fought in the Third English Civil War
 
  • 15TH JULY JAMES SCOTT WAS BEHEADED BY JACK KETCH GREAT TOWER HILL, TOWER OF LONDON
  • He was the 1st Duke of Monmouth, 1st Duke of Buccleuch and the the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II of England and his mistress Lucy Walter.
 
  • 23RD OCTOBER ELIZABETH GAUNT WAS BURNT AT THE STAKE AFTER BEING CONVICTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE RYE HOUSE PLOT.
  • She was the last woman executed for a political crime in England.
1686
  • 28TH MAY PASKAH ROSE WAS HANGED AT TYBURN
  • He had been previousely been English executioner briefly
1690
  • 15TH OCTOBER THOMAS ROGERS AND ANNE ROGERS .THOMAS ROGERS WAS HANGED, DRAWN AND QUARTERED, AND ANNE ROGERS WAS BURNT ALIVE.
  • They were executed for "Clipping 40 pieces of Silver" (in other words, clipping the edges off silver coins).
1691
  • 28TH JANUARY JOHN ASHTON WAS HANGED AT TYBURN
  • John was a Jacobite conspirator.
  • He had been was clerk of the closet to Mary of Modena, the wife of James II ,
1696
  • 29TH APRIL AMBROSE ROOKWOOD, HE WAS EXECUTED AT TYBURN
  • He Jacobite soldier, a conspirator and commander in the assassination plot of 1696 intended to kill William III of Great Britain.
1697
  • 8TH JANUARY THOMAS AIKENHEAD WAS PROSECUTED AND EXECUTED ON A CHARGE OF BLASPHEMY HE WAS HANGED
  • He was the last person in Great Britain to be executed for blasphemy.
1701
  • 23RD MAY WILLIAM KIDD WAS HANGED IN A PUBLIC EXECUTION AT EXECUTION DOCK, WAPPING, IN LONDON.
  • William was a was a Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean
  • He was hanged two times. On the first attempt, the hangman's rope broke and Kidd survived
1707
  • 11TH APRIL THOMAS GREEN WAS HANGED ON LEITH SANDS IN SCOTLAND ALONG WITH TWO OF HIS CREW
  • He as an English sailor and alleged pirate
 

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