The declaration of Andrew Merrilies

printed title page

Regarding the highway robbery and assault committed upon Andrew Merrilies, near Edinburgh.

  • Author: Merrilies, Andrew.
  • Title: The declaration of Andrew Merrilies : emitted before the Honourable the Magistrates of Edinburgh, April 8, 1751. To which is subjoin’d, the declaration of Messrs. Burton and Goodlet, before the Lord Justice Clerk, April 10, 1751.
  • Publication: Edinburgh : [publisher not identified], printed in the year MDCCLI [1751]

Catalog Record

523 M571 751

Acquired August 2021

The remarkable case of William Bower of York

printed text

  • Author: Bower, William, of York.
  • Title: The remarkable case of William Bower of York, convicted for the robbery of Mr. Levit Harris then a school-boy at Scorton near Richmond, now a commoner of Exeter College in Oxford : containing a summary of the trial, and a full relation of the discovery since made by one Taylor alias Robinson, supported by affidavits of persons of incontestable credit : together with a few brief remarks on George Gardner’s information, and several other proofs of Mr. Harris’s : to which is added an appendix, concerning some affidavits, said to be obtain’d by Mr. Harris or his friends, tending to prove Taylor at Darlington, when he confess’d himself robbing Mr. Harris on Hessey-moor.
  • Publication: York : Printed and sold by John Jackson, in Grape-Lane, 1744.

Catalog Record

523 B786 744

Acquired March 2021

A true and particular account of the trial and execution of James O’Neil

newspaper article

  • Title: A true and particular account of the trial and execution of James O’Neil, : who was hanged on Newcastle Town Moor on Saturday the 7th. of September, 1816, for highway robbery, and an attempt to murder.
  • Publication: Newcastle : Marshall, printer, [1816]

Catalog Record 

File 523 T866 816

Acquired October 2019

 

Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat

see description belowQueen Caroline is seated in a carriage pulled by two white horses lead by a young page towards the right; she holds a walking-stick in her hand, sceptor-like over her shoulder and wears a fashionable hat and a small smile on her face as she looks out at the viewer. She is accompanied by two men in armor and wearing plummed helmets. The one on the far-side of the carriage holds a sign “The people and the Queens Guards”. Another sign in the background on the right reads “It is better to put your trust in the Lord than confidence in princes.” A crown is shown on the far right.

  • Title: Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat of the Bill of Pains and Penalties, Novr. 10, 1820 [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d by W.B. Walker, 4 Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane, London, [not before 10 November 1820]

Catalog Record 

820.11.10.01 Framed

Acquired September 2019

Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover

Queen Caroline walks down a plank balanced between a jolly boat and the shore; she is assisted by her son-in-law Prince Leopald, dressed in black. A cheering crowd stands on the beach, waving their hats in the air, behind an officer who tips his hat at the Queen. Sailors push the boat onto the shingle while a ship called “Prince Leopold” (in reference to her son-in-law) is anchored in the distance.

  • Title: Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover, on the 5th of June, 1820, after an absence of 5 years, to demand her rights, dignities, & priveleges as Queen of England [graphic] : dedicated to the feelings of the British Nation, by W.B. Walker.
  • Publication: [London] : [W.B. Walker], [not before 5 June 1820]

Catalog Record

820.06.05.01+ Framed

Acquired September 2019

 

The new Newgate calendar

see description belowWith engraved plates showing prisons, executions, portraits, trial at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, crimes on land and at sea. Directions to binder at end of volume 3.
Contents continues: … mutineers, coiners, highwaymen, footpads, housebreakers, rioters, extortioners, sharpers, forgers, pickpockets, fraudulent bankrupts, money-droppers, imposters, and thieves of every description. Containing also a number of interesting cases never before published; with occasional essays on crimes and punishments, original anecdotes, and observations on particular cases; explanations of the criminal laws, the speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers, to which is added, a correct account of the various modes of punishment of criminals in different parts of the world.

  • Author: Knapp, Andrew.
  • Title: The new Newgate calendar : being interesting memoirs of notorious characters, who have been convicted of outrages on the laws of England, during the seventeenth century, brought down to the present time. Chronologically arranged. Comprising traitors, murderers, incendiaries, ravishers, pirates … / by Andrew Knapp and William Baldwin, attornies at law.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by J. Robins and Co., Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, [1820?]

Catalog Record

521 6

Acquired June 2019

Honour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation

A pot lid with a transfer print showing the figure of Justice in the center with outstretched arms holding laurel wreaths over two lists on either side naming the members of the House of Lords who voted for her acquittal.

  • TitleHonour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation [realia].
  • Production[London], [1820]

Catalog Record

66 820 H759

Acquired May 2017

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant…

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.”

  • AuthorScotland. Lord Advocate (Dundas : 1789-1801)
  • TitleGeorge, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained to us by our right trusty Robert Dundas : Esq ; of Arniston, our advocate, for our interest, upon John Morton apprentice to Stewart, Ruthven, and Company, printers in Edinburgh, James Anderson journeyman printer with Mundell and Son printers in Edinburgh, and Malcolm Craig, also journeyman printer with the said Mundell and Son …
  • Published[Edinburgh], [1793]

Catalog Record

File 523 M88 793

Acquired June 2017

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained…..

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.”

  • AuthorScotland. Lord Advocate (Dundas : 1789-1801)
  • TitleGeorge, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained to us by our right trusty Robert Dundas : Esq ; of Arniston, our advocate, for our interest, upon John Morton apprentice to Stewart, Ruthven, and Company, printers in Edinburgh, James Anderson journeyman printer with Mundell and Son printers in Edinburgh, and Malcolm Craig, also journeyman printer with the said Mundell and Son …
  • Published[Edinburgh], [1793]

Catalog Record 

File 523 M88 793

Acquired June 2017

The trial at large of Mary Heath on an indictment for perjury

Concerns the perjury trial of Mary Heath, who was employed by Lord Altham, pertaining to whether or not Lady Altham, his wife, bore him a son and test the claim of James Annesley to be the legitimate son of Arthur, Lord Altham.

  • AuthorHeath, Mary, defendant.
  • TitleThe trial at large of Mary Heath on an indictment for perjury at the Court of King’s-Bench in Ireland before the Right Honourable Thomas Marlay, Esq., Lord Chief Justice … on Friday the 8th day of February, in Hillary-Term, 1744 … / by a gentleman of the law.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for H. Pemberton … and sold by James Roberts …, 1745.

Catalog Record

Quarto 523 H438 745

Acquired December 2016