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This account begins: 'A full and particular Account of that most alarming RIOT at Wick, in Caithness Shire, in consequence of Cholera having appeared there on Thursday last, the 26th July, against Dr Allison of this city, who was in imminent danger of his life, and had to leave the place.' This account was copied from 'the Courant of Saturday last' and was printed for John Lyons of Edinburgh and sold for one penny.
Dreadful and Awful Riots in Paris!
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Dreadful and Awful Riots in Paris, (occasioned by the Anniversary of the Murder of the Duke de Berri,) by the friends of Charles the Tenth, now at Holyroodhouse, - With an account of the Destruction of the Catholic Archbishop's Palace, and of his Arrest, also an Account of the capture of several of the Ringleaders.' The broadside was published by John Campbell of Edinburgh. It is not dated.
This report begins: 'Full and particular Account of that dreadful and bloody engagement which took place betwixt a party of Smugglers, and some men belonging to the Preventive Service, on Wednesday last, at St. John's Haven, when three men were most cruelly murdered.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that it was 'Printed for Fergus Ferguson, Bookseller'. Unfortunately, the sheet is not dated.
Dreadful Riot in London
This report begins: 'A Full, True and Particular Account of that Great Public Meeting which took place in Coldbath-fields, London, on Monday last, for the purpose of forming a NATIONAL CONVENTION, giving an account of the Speeches delivered on the occasion, -- Together with an account of the desperate attack by 3000 Policemen, under the direction of Lord Melbourne, and Colonel Rowan and Mr Mayne, -- with the names of the killed and wounded, and the number taken prisoners.' The sheet was published by Francis McCartney of Edinburgh in May, 1833, and the story was sourced from 'The Caledonian Mercury' of May the 16th, 1833.
Jacobite attack on Francis Hoar's house, London
This riot report begins: 'A full and prticular Account of five Men that were executed at London for raising a dreadful Mob, in the Behalf of the Pretender.' This report was first printed in London and then reprinted in Edinburgh, although no publishers are given.
Most Dreadful Mob that Happened in the Church of St Mary-White-Chaple, in London
This account begins: 'Last Thursday Evening, there happened a very great Disturbance in the Church of St. Mary-White-Chaple ; It seems there is a Lecture on that Night Established by Subscription, which was Preached by the Reverend Mr. Sutton (now Non-Juror) . . .' Whilst the story originally appeared in London, this particular copy was printed by an Edinburgh publisher.
Most Shameful Riot
This broadside, printed on March 18th 1841, begins: 'Seldom has our city been the scene of such a disgraceful riot as that which took place last night. The following are a few particulars connected with it, as they have reached us; but the whole will of course soon undergo a judicial investigation.' The sheet was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh.
Outrage by Irish Shearers
This report begins: 'Copy of a letter received this morning from an inhabitant of Lauder; containing a particular account of that dreadful Riot which took place there on Monday morning last, between a number of Irish shearers and the inhabitants.' The letter is dated September 26th, 1821.
Riot at Musselburgh
This news report begins: 'A full and particular account of a most serious and distressing RIOT which took place on Musselburgh Links yesterday, Thursday, 31st of July, 1823, between the Irish, & Colliers, and Salters, with a full account of how it originated, and the number of the Killed and Wounded.'
Riot in Stirling, 1823
This news report begins: 'An account of a serious riot which took place in Stirling on Saturday the 19th April, 1823. when two disturbers of the Dead were almost torn to pieces by the populace, and a party of soldiers being brought from the Castle to quell the riot, fired on the mob, when several persons were wounded.'
Riot outside Dr. Robert Knox?s house, Edinburgh over Burke and Hare
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Riot which took place in Edinburgh on Thursday last ; also of the Hoax played off on a Celebrated Doctor.'
Riot; or, Half a Loaf is Better than No Bread
This ballad begins: 'TOM. / COME, neighbours, no longer be patient and quiet / Come let us go kick up a bit of a riot; / I am hungry, my lads, but I've little to eat, / Sio we'll pull down the mills, and seize all the meat: / I'll give you good sport, boys, as ever you saw, / Sp a fig for the Justice, a fig for the law.' It was to be sung to the tune of 'A Cobler there was'. The broadside was published by R. Morison of Perth and is not priced or dated.
This crime report begins: 'A Full and Particular Accounnt of these Great Riots and Mobs that took place at Dundee, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last, the 6th, 7th and 8th July, 1830, when Three Men lost their Lives, and about 200 severely wounded! By an Eye-witness.' The sheet was published by William Robertson of Edinburgh. Illegible, handwritten dates have been scribbled on the sheets.
This account begins, 'A Full and Particular Account of these Great Riots and Mobs that took place at Dundee, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last, the 6th, 7th and 8th July, 1830, when Three men lost their Lives, and about 200 severely wounded! By an Eye-witness.' It was printed in Edinburgh for William Robertson.
Serious Outrage and Disturbance in Glasgow
This broadside begins: 'An account of a Serious Outrage and Disturbance in Glasgow, on Saturday night last, 21st June, when the Military were called out, and 43 persons were apprehended and lodged in prison.' From other reports on the incident, we can ascertain that this took place in 1828.
This broadside begins: 'Full, true and Particular account of the Trial of Samuel M'Lauchlan, master baker, and Thomas Badger, before the High Court of Justiciary, for the Riots at Lauder at the election of a member of parliament, and for assaulting Lord Maitland, the Sheriff of the County, the Fiscal, and Mr Simpson, one of the Magistrates, by forcing him into a coach and driving him out of the town, in purpose to keep him from voting.' It was printed by Forbes and Kay of the Cowgate.
Trial and Sentence of Robert Surrage and John Dempsey
This crime report begins: 'Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of ROBERT SURRAGE and JOHN DEMPSEY, Privates in the 13th Regiment of Infantry, who are to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 13th December, 1820, for the Murder of Three Men in a Riot at Greenock, on the Evening of the 31st of July last.' The broadside was published by James Lindsay of Edinburgh and priced at one penny.
Trial of John Skelton
This trial report begins: 'An account of the Trial of John Skelton, which came on before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, on Monday the 2d of March, 1812, for Rioting and Robbery, on the streets of Edinburgh, on New Year's Morning last, and who is to be executed in that City, on Wednesday the 15th of April next. -Also the indictment of Six Persons, concerned in the same Riots, and accused of the Murder of Dugald Campbell, Police Officer.' It was published by Thomas Duncan of 159 Saltmarket, Glasgow.
This crime report begins: 'A Full, true and particular account of the Trial and Sentence of John Ramsay, who was tried a second time on the charge of rioting at Ayr; Together with the trials and sentences of the different prisoners who were tried this week.' The broadside is not dated, nor does it carry any publication details.