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The Newgate Calendar Vol. 2




Edited by Donal Ó Danachair

Volume 2





Published by the Ex-classics Project, 2009 

Public Domain



Old Newgate Prison



RICHARD THORNHILL, ESQ Convicted of Manslaughter on 18th of May, 1711, for  

killing Sir Cholmondeley Deering in a Duel 10 

TOM GERRARD Taught a Dog to pick Pockets, and was executed for  

Housebreaking at Tyburn in August, 1711 12 

WILL MAW Having committed a Robbery, Maw ordered his Wife to organise a  

Mock Funeral, so that People should think he was dead. He was executed at Tyburn  

in October 1711 14 

DAVY MORGAN Executed at Presteigne in April, 1712, for murdering Edward  

Williams 15 

ELIZABETH MASON Executed for the murder of her godmother, 18th June, 1712 16 

ELIZABETH CHIVERS Executed for the murder of her bastard child, 1st August,  

1712 17 

COLONEL JOHN HAMILTON Convicted of Manslaughter, 11th of September,  

1712, as Second in a Duel between the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mahon 19 

RICHARD TOWN Executed at Tyburn, December 23, 1712, for Fraudulent  

Bankruptcy 21 

JACK BLEWIT Was taken into Slavery by the Blacks on Pirates' Island. After  

gaining his Liberty and returning to England he became a Highwayman. Executed in  

1713 for the Murder of a Farmer's Daughter 23 

TOM GRAY Highwayman who set Fire to a Prison. Executed at Tyburn in March,  

1713 26 

NED BONNET Took to the Highway because he was ruined by a Fire. Executed at  

Cambridge Castle in March, 1713 28 

RICHARD NOBLE Executed at Kingston, March 28, 1713, For the Murder of Mrs.  

Sayer. 29 

DICK ADAMS Once pretended to be the Bishop of London's Nephew in order to  

escape from a Man he had robbed. Executed at Tyburn, 1713 35 

NED WICKS Highway Robber, executed at Warwick Jail in 1713 for Robbery 38 

JACK SHRIMPTON Convicted for Murder and Highway Robberies. Executed at St  

Michael's Hill in September, 1713 40 

WILL LOWTHER Executed on Clerkenwell Green for the Murder of Edward Perry,  

December, 1713 42 

RODERICK AUDREY With the Assistance of a Sparrow he committed many  

Robberies, and was executed at Tyburn in 1714 at the age of Sixteen 44 

MACCARTNEY Hanged at Gloucester Jail in April, 1714, for the Murder of one Mr  

Beachere 46 

WILL OGDEN AND TOM REYNOLDS Housebreakers and Highwaymen. Executed  

at Kingston- upon-Thames in April, 1714 48 

HENRY PLUNKET Murderer, executed at Tyburn, on the 22nd of September, 1714. 


WILLIAM JOHNSON AND JANE HOUSDEN Executed in September, 1714, for the  

Murder of a Turnkey in the Court at the Old Bailey 51 

THOMAS DOUGLASS Murderer, executed at Tyburn on the 27th of October, 1714. 


WILL CHANCE Robbed his Uncle by Forgery, and then turned Footpad. Was  

executed at Tyburn in April, 1715 54 

NATHANIEL PARKHURST, ESQ. Executed for the Murder of Lewis Pleura, 20th  

May, 1715 56 

ZACHARY CLARE Highwayman, who was captured after a Fight, and executed  

with James Lawrence in August, 1715, at Warwick Jail 58 

THE FIRST REBELLION IN SCOTLAND. Account of the rise and progress of the  

rebellion in Scotland, 1715; With full accounts of the principal traitors who were  

executed. 60 

COLONEL HENRY OXBURGH Executed at Tyburn, May 14, 1716, for High  

Treason. 71 

RICHARD GASCOIGNE Executed at Tyburn, May 25; 1716, for High Treason. 72 

REV. WILLIAM PAUL Executed at Tyburn, July 18, 1716, for High Treason. 73 

JOHN HALL, ESQ Executed at Tyburn, July 18,1716, for High Treason. 75 


Tyburn, July 18,1716, for High Treason. 78 

JAMES GOODMAN Executed March 12, 1716, for Horse Stealing, &c. 79 

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