The Newgate Calendar Vol. 1

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THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Edited by Donal Ó Danachair

Volume 1

Published by the Ex-classics Project, 2009 

http://www.exclassics.com 

Public Domain

The anxious Mother with a Parents Care,  

Presents our Labours to her future Heir  

"The Wise, the Brave, the temperate and the Just,  

Who love their neighbour, and in God who trust  

Safe through the Dang'rous paths of Life may Steer,  

Nor dread those Evils we exhibit Here".

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION TO THE EX-CLASSICS EDITION 10 

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE 11 

PREFACE To the 1780 Edition 15 

PREFACE To Knapp and Baldwin's edition 17 

THOMAS DUN Head of a Gang of Outlaws, on Account of whom King Henry I. is  

credibly supposed to have built Dunstable. Executed Piecemeal. 20 

SIR GOSSELIN DENVILLE Head of a Gang of Robbers who had the audacity, so it  

is said, to hold up King Edward II. 24 

ALICE ARDEN of FEVERSHAM Executed with her lover Mosbie and Others in the  

Year 1551 for the Murder of her Husband 27 

LORD STOURTON AND FOUR OF HIS SERVANTS Executed 6th of March, 1556,  

for the Murder Of William Hartgill, Esq., and his Son John, of Kilmington, Somerset,  

after an implacable Persecution 34 

THOMAS WYNNE Housebreaker and Palacebreaker, whom Conscience made  

confess a Murder twenty years afterwards. Executed in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth 

37 

ALISTER MACGREGOR Who, for slaughtering the Laird of Luss's Friends, caused  

the Name of Macgregor to be abolished. Executed in 1604 40 

ROBERT CREIGHTON, BARON OF SANQUIRE Executed in 1612 for the Murder  

of John Turner, who had accidentally put out one of his Eyes 41 

SAWNEY BEAN An incredible Monster who, with his Wife, lived by Murder and  

Cannibalism in a Cave. Executed at Leith with his whole Family in the Reign of  

James the First 42 

THOMAS WITHERINGTON, JONATHAN WOODWARD AND JAMES  

PHILPOT Who, in the Reign of King James I. were the first to hear the Exhortation of  

the Bellman of St Sepulchre's 46 

ARTHUR NORCOTT AND MARY NORCOTT, HIS MOTHER Executed in 1629  

for the Murder of the former's Wife after the Test of touching the Body 49 

WALTER TRACEY To whom is attributed a poetic Encounter with Ben Jonson.  

Executed in 1634 after a Robbery on the Duke of Buckingham 52 

SAWNEY CUNNINGHAM An abandoned Villain who inveigled and murdered his  

Wife's Lover, murdered his Uncle, terrorised the Country-side, and was executed at  

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