John Bellingham

Three-quarter length portrait of Bellingham standing in profile to the left, holding an open letter.

  • TitleJohn Bellingham [graphic] : taken at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, May 15th, 1812.
  • Publication[Dublin] : Pub. by McCleary, 32 Nassau St., [not before 16 May 1812]

Catalog Record

812.05.16.01

Acquired July 2017

The dying speech and confession, life, character, and behaviour of the unfortunate malefactors

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Report on the crimes and execution of Thomas Riley, Samuel Warner, John Davis, and William Chatwin.

  •  Title: The dying speech and confession, life, character, and behaviour of the unfortunate malefactors executed this day before the debtors door, Newgate.
  • Published: [London] : Printed and sold in Long-Lane, West Smithfield, [179-?]

Catalog Record

File 52 D99 790

Acquired January 2014

Last dying speech…of the unfortunate malefactors

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An account of the execution of nine criminals on 1 December 1785: James Nesbitt, John Isaacs, George Manning alias Francis Hill, Michael Smith, William Powley, William Vandeput, Daniel East, James Beaman, and Francis Storer. The description of the crimes of each individual is followed by a moral in verse.

  • Title: Last dying speech and confession, life, character, and behaviour of the unfortunate malefactors, executed this day before the Debtors Door, Newgate : with a copy of the letter which Mr. Francis Storer sent to his wife and the verses which Mr. Vandeput wrote in his cell the night before he suffered.
  • Published: [London] : Printed and sold in Long-Lane, West Smithfield, [1785?]

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File 52 L349 785

Acquired April 2013

Remarkable criminals 1713-1767 (spine title)

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Bound with 27 other titles. To view other titles, search Orbis by call number: 521 6. (Local call number)

Spine title: Remarkable criminals 1713-1767. A collection of pamphlets, prints (many from The Tyburn chronicles and The malefactors register), newspapers and newspaper clippings, chapters from books, and other publications, all related to famous crimes.

Bound with: London morning penny post | Genuine history of the inhuman and unparalell’d murders committed on the bodies of Mr. William Galley, a custom-house officer in the port of Southampton, and Mr. Daniel Chater | Eliz. Jeffryes & Jno. Swan condemn’d at Chelmsfod-Assizes for the murder of Mr. Josh Jeffryes | Funeral procession of the celebrated Mr. Jonathan Wild thief-taker General of Great Britain & Ireland | True and genuine account of the life and actions of the late Jonathan Wild |  Several degrees taken by Jonathan Wild | Genuine memoirs of the life of Sir John Dinely Goodere, Bart. who was murder’d by the contrivance of his own brother | True effigies of Captn. Goodere, Matthew Mahony, & Charles White drawn from [the] life by order of the Captn. during their confinement in Newgate at Bristol |Matchless villany, or, A full and authentic narrative of the robbery and murder of John Penny, Esq | Genuine tryal at large of Mary Blandy, spinster, for poisoning her late father Francis Blandy |Miss Blandy now confin’d in Oxford Goal on suspicion of poisoning her father | Miss Molly Blandy who with her own & her sweetheart’s contrivance, is charged wth. barbarously & inhumanly poisoning her own father for his estate | Capt. William Henry Cranstoun with his pompous funeral procession in Flanders | Authentick memoirs of the wicked life and transactions of Elizabeth Jeffryes, spinster : who was executed on Saturday, March 28, 1752 | True effigies of James Hall | Life of Theodore Gardelle, limner and enameller : with a particular description of the murder of Anne King; and the inhumane means taken to conceal the same | Mrs. Elizabeth Brownrigg | Elizabeth Brownrigg, executed Septr 14th, 1761 for [the] murder of Mary Clifford | Genuine and authentic account of the life, tryal and execution, of Elizabeth Brownrigg : who was executed on Monday the 14th of September, 1767, for the barbarous murder of Mary Clifford, her apprentice girl | Richd. Noble stabbing John Sayer, Esqr. in the Mint, Southwark | Tapner & Cobby &c. the smugglers going to hang Chater the Custom House officer in the well | Mills and Rowland, smugglers, whipping Richard Hawkins to death at the Dog on Slendon Common | Inhuman manner in which the smugglers treated Chater the Custom-house officer, in Old Mill’s turf-house | Smugglers breaking open the Kings Custom House at Poole Octr. 7, 1747 | Miss Blandy at the place of execution near Oxford, attended by the Revd. Mr. Swinton | Surgeon Forbes visiting Mr. Jeffries at Walthamstow, who has just before been shot by Jno. Swan | Theodore Gardelle having murder’d Mrs. King, burns some of her body & hides the rest

  • Title: A full account of the case of John Sayer, Esq. :  from the time of his unhappy marriage with his wife, to his death. Including the whole intrigue between Mrs. Sayer and Mr. Noble and the prosecution at large against Noble, as appear’d at the Coroner’s inquest and at Kingston-Assizes.
  • Edition: The second edition, with additions.
  • Published: London : Printed, and sold by A. Baldwin at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-Lane, 1713.

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Quarto 521 6

Acquired October 2012

Twenty-six beautiful folio prints…

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Printed on only one side with engraving above and letterpress text below.
Various printmakers and artists. Plates signed: T. Atkins, I, Basire, W. Jett, T. Bowles, Jos. Nicholls, Parr, W. Pritchard, and Toms.

  • Title: Twenty six beautiful folio prints, design’d by able masters, and curiously engrav’d : representing the most remarkable transactions of twenty six celebrated malefactors, either highwaymen, pyrates, murderers, shop-lifters, street-robbers, or pick-pockets. Together with an entertaining account, under each print, of the life and fortune of its particular hero or heroine, more especially of the action therein represented.
  • Published: London : Sold by J. Janeway, printer, in White-Friars; and Tho. Bakewell, printseller, in Fleet-Street; and by most booksellers in the country, MDCCXXXVI [1736]
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Folio 724 736T

Acquired December 2012

The dying speech and confession life, character, and behaviour, of the unfortunate malefactors…

The dying speech...

David Clarey was hanged for setting fire to his house in order to collect the insurance. William James alias Levi was hanged for high treason, specifically for “counterfeiting the silver coin of the realm.” Jeremiah Grace also hanged for coining. John Gilbetson was hanged for housebreaking. Margaret Sullivan, accomplice of Jermiah Grace, was hanged and then burned at the stake for her part in a counterfeiting scheme.

  • Title: The dying speech and confession life, character, and behaviour, of the unfortunate malefactors, executed this day before the debtors door, Newgate.
  • Published: [London] : Printed and sold in Long-Lane, West-Smithfield, [179-?].

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Acquired April, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.