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The Newgate Calendar Vol. 5

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THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Edited by Donal Ó Danachair

Volume 5

Published by the Ex-classics Project, 2009 

http://www.exclassics.com 

Public Domain

An Execution at Newgate

CONTENTS

RENWICK WILLIAMS Commonly called "The Monster." Convicted 13th Of  

December, 1790, of a brutal and wanton Assault on Miss Ann Porter 11 

JOHN BELVILLE Convicted at the Old Bailey, 16th of February, 1791, for a  

Robbery from "the Dwelling-House of her Majesty, called Buckingham House" 16 

WILLIAM GADESBY Executed for Robbery 17 

BARTHOLOMEW QUAILN Executed, after a great Legal Argument, on 7th of  

March, 1791, in the Isle of Ely, for the Murder of his Wife. 19 

JOSEPH WOOD AND THOMAS UNDERWOOD Two Fourteen-year-old Boys,  

executed at Newgate, 6th of July, 1791, for robbing another Boy 21 

NATHANIEL LILLEY, JAMES MARTIN, MARY BRIANT, WILLIAM ALLEN,  

AND JOHN BUTCHER Convicted of Returning from Transportation 22 

JOSEPH LORRISON Known among Thieves as "Jumping Joe." Executed on  

Kennington Common, 8th of August, 1792, for Robbery on the Highway 24 

THE REV. RICHARD BURGH, JOHN CUMMINGS, ESQ., CAPTAIN IN THE  

ARMY, TOWNLEY M'CAN, ESQ., STUDENT OF LAW, JAMES DAVIS AND  

JOHN BOURNE Convicted of a Conspiracy to set fire to the King's Bench Prison,  

February, 1793 25 

THE REV. MR JACKSON Convicted of Treason, in Dublin, 23rd of April, 1793, but  

who died of Poison at the Bar of the Court, at the Moment Death would have been  

pronounced upon him 28 

LAURENCE JONES A Notorious Swindler, sentenced to Death in 1793, but who  

hanged himself Three Days before the Date of his Execution 30 

ELIZABETH MARSH A Fifteen-year-old Girl, executed for the Murder of her  

Grandfather, March, 1794 32 

HENRY GOODIFF A Boy condemned to Death for robbing a Pieman, who had  

swindled him on Hounslow Heath, of a few Halfpence, March, 1794 33 

ANNE BROADRIC Indicted for murdering a Man who had jilted her for another  

Woman, 17th of July, 1794 34 

LEWIS JEREMIAH AVERSHAW Executed on Kennington Common, 3rd of August,  

1795, for shooting a Peace Officer in the act of apprehending him 37 

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