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Execution at Inverness
This report begins: 'An account of the Execution of Robert Ferguson, at Inerness, on Friday the 13th of November, for the Murder of Captain Munro, late of the 42d regiment of foot - with an account of his Behaviour, last Speech and dying Declaration, at the place of execution.' It was published by Thomas Duncan of the Saltmarket, Glasgow
Execution at Perth
This execution notice begins: 'An account of the Execution of HANS REGELSON, a Danish seaman, who was executed in front of the Council-Room, Perth, on Friday the 28th of June, 1811, pursuant to his sentence, for committing a Rape on Margaret Budge, of Burntisland, aged 17 ? Also, an account of his Behaviour on the Scaffold.' This sheet was published by the Thomas Duncan, of the Saltmarket, Glasgow.
Execution of Alexander Cain or O'Kane
This execution notice begins: 'An account of the Trial of Alexander Cain, alias O'Kane before the High Court of the Justiciary, Edinburgh, for wounding severely on the head, and other parts of the body, Archibald Stewart, Cattle-dealer, while in Stirling, and robbing him of OneThousand and Ten Pounds ster. -who was found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged, at Stirling, on Friday the 21st of February, 1812.' This sheet was published in Glasgow by Thomas Duncan.
Execution of Allan Mair.
This execution continues '?an old man of 80, for the murder of Mary Fletcher, aged 85?' It was printed by Muir, in Glasgow in 1843
Execution of Andrew Fullarton
This account begins: 'An Account of the Execution of ANDREW FULLARTON, who suffered at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 16th August, 1826, for Highway Robbery, between Edinburgh and Dalkeith, on the 18th April last, with his last Dying Confession, and Behaviour on the Scaffold.'
Execution of Andrew Stewart and Edward Kelly
This report of an execution begins: 'Account of the Execution of ANDREW STEWART and EDWARD KELLY, who suffered in Glasgow on Wednesday morning, 1st November, 1826, for Street Robbery with an account of their Behaviour in confinement and on the Scaffold.' It was published on 1st November 1826 by William Carse of Glasgow.
Execution of Andrew Stewart and Edward Kelly
This report of a double execution begins: 'An account of the Behaviour and Execution of ANDREW STEWART and EDWARD KELLY, who were both Executed at Glasgow on Wednesday Morning, in the presence of an immense multitude, for the daring crime of Street Robbery.' The publisher was John Muir of Glasgow.
Execution of Captain Thomas Green for piracy and murder
This report and ballad begins: 'CAPTAIN / THOMAS GREEN'S / Last farewell to the OCEAN and all the world, who was Execute with two more of his Crew at Leith within the Flood-Mark, 11 April 1705, for Piracie and Murder.' It seems the sheet was published in Edinburgh by someone called 'G.J.'.
Execution of Charles McEwan at Edinburgh, 1844
This account begins: 'An account of the Execution of Charles M'Ewan at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 7th April, for the Murder of Margaret Money, on the Firmouth Hill, in Aberdeenshire, with his behaviour in Jail, and at the place of Execution.' Published in Edinburgh by the city's booksellers.
Execution of Charles McEwen
This crime report begins: 'A correct and Particular Account of the Execution of CHARLES M'EWEN, commonly called "The Cock of the North," who was Hanged on Wednesday the 7th April 1824, at the head of Libberton Wynd, Edinburgh, for the Barbarous Murder of Margaret Mooney, in October last, on a Moor in Aberdeenshire; and his Body given for Dissection, with his Behaviour at the Place of Execution.' The broadside was published by Alexander Turnbull of Edinburgh on April 7th 1824, and priced at one penny.
Execution of Charles McEwen
This execution notice begins: 'correct and Particular Account of the Execution of CHARLES McEWEN, commonly called "The Cock of the North", who was Hanged on Wednesday the 7th April 1824, for the Barbarous Murder of Margaret Mooney, in October last, on a Moor in Aberdeenshire ; and his Body given to dissection, with his Behaviour at the Place of Execution.' This sheet was published in Edinburgh on the 7th April 1824 by Alexander Turnbull.
Execution of Christian Sinclair for commiting murder
This report begins: 'An Account of Christian Sinclair, Executed at Edinburgh on Wednesday last, for murder, with her Behaviour at the Place of Execution.' The name of the publisher is not included.
Execution of Christopher Layer
This execution notice begins: 'A True and Exact / COPY / OF THE / PAPER / Delivered by / CHRISTOPHER LAYER, / At the Place of EXECUTION, &c./ Inclosed in a Cover superscrib'd, / To Mr. Walter Price, Under-Sheriff, at this House in Castle-Yard, in / Holburn.'
Execution of Coll Oxburgh
This execution speech begins: 'THE / Last Speech / of / COLL OXBURGH, / Who was executed at TYBURN MAY 14th, 1716. / Delivered by him to the Sheriffs, and Printed at LONDON by their Order.' This sheet was published by William Adams Junior in 1716.
Execution of Craig and Brown for Housebreaking
This execution notice begins: 'A Full and Particular account of the Execution of John Craig and James Brown, who suffer'd the last sentence of the law, in front of the New Jail of Paisley, for Breaking into the House of Mr Robertson, at Foxbar, and stealing a quantity of Property, and ill-using the inmates : also an account of their behaviour since their trial, and at the place of Execution.'
Execution of David Myles
This execution notice begins: 'THE LAST / Words and Confession / OF / DAVID MYLES / Who was Executed for Incest, at Edinburgh, on the 27 Day of November, 1702.'
Execution of Doolan and Redding
Following on from the title, this execution report continues: 'For the cruel Murder of John Green, ganger or superintendent of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway at Crosshill, on the 10th December last; with a brief account of their Life, Trial, and a short sketch of the horrid deed for which these unfortunate men suffered the last penalty of the law.' The sheet was published by Thomas Walker of Edinburgh in April 1841.
Execution of Hannah Halley, Derby, 1822
This report begins: 'A particular account of the Execution of Hannah Halley, at Derby, on Monday last, March, 26, 1822, for the inhuman Murder of her own new-born infant, by crushing it into a jug, and pouring boiling water on it, with her reasons for committing the barbarous act.' The report was taken from the 'London Courier'.
Execution of Helen Marishal
This execution notice begins: 'THE / Last SPEECH and CONFESSION / AND / DYING WORDS / OF HELLEN MARISHAL / Who was executed at the Grass-Market of Edinburgh, upon the Thirty Day of March, One thousand Seven hundred and twenty, for the Crime of Murdering her own Child.' This sheet was printed in Edinburgh, at the bottom of Horse Wynd, in 1720.
Execution of Isobell Smith
This crime report begins: 'A particular account of a Barbarous, Cruel, and Inhuman / MURDER, / Committee on the Body of William Brown, Cadie in Edinburgh; / by his own wife, Isobell Smith on the night of the 3d Sept. 1792.'
Execution of James Brown and John Craig, Paisley
This execution report begins: 'A full and particular account of the Execution of James Brown, and John Craig, who suffered the last sentence of the Law in front of the New Jail of Paisley, for Breaking into the House of Mr. Robertson at Foxbar, and stealing a quantity of property and ill using the inmates; also an account of their behaviour since their trial and at the place of Execution.' Although there are no publication details included on this sheet, it was probably published in 1829.
Execution of James Bryce
This execution notice begins: 'An Account of the Last Days, Behaviour and Execution of JAMES BRYCE, Labourer, who was Executed here this morning, 3d April, 1844, for the Murder of his Brother-in-Law, John Geddes, at Blaw Wearie, parish of West Calder, on 27th December last.' There is a woodcut illustration of gallows and body included above the title. This illustration is quite common on execution notices.
Execution of James Campbell for Housebreaking and Theft
This report begins: 'This Morning JAMES CAMPBELL underwent the last sentence of the law . . . for breaking into the cellar-store of Messrs. Watson, M'Night & Co. . . . on the 23d February last, and stealing therefrom four boxes and a basket full of cotton yarn.' It was published on 16th May 1831 by John Muir, who, although no address is given, is known to have worked out of Glasgow.
Execution of James Henderson
This execution notice begins: 'The last Speech and dying Declaration of JAMES HENDERSON, late in Bainshole, who was executed at Aberdeen, on Friday the 29th day of October 1790, for the murder of Alexander Gillespie, Slater, and his body given to the Surgeons to be dissected.' This sheet was first printed in Aberdeen by James Chalmers and then reprinted in Glasgow.
Execution of James Wilson and John McDonald
This crime report begins: 'An account of the Execution of these two unfortunate Young Men, JAMES WILSON and JOHN M'DONALD, who were Hanged at Glasgow on Wednesday the 4th of June, 1823, for Housebreaking and Theft; with an account of their behaviour in the Prison and at the place of Execution.' It was published by John Muir of Glasgow on 4th June 1823.
Execution of Jannet Riddle
This broadside ballad begins: 'The last Speech and Confession of Jannet Riddle, who was Execute, for murthering her own Child, in the Grass Market of Edinburgh, January 21st. 1702.' The name of the publisher is not included.
Execution of Jannet Shank
This execution notice begins: 'The last Words and Declaration of Jannet Shank, / Who was Execute in the Grass mercat of E- / dinburgh, upon the 7 day of February, 1711 / for the Crime of / Child-Murder. / According to Sentence of Justice, her Right Hand was cut off by the Common Hangman; and was drawn up the Gibbet by a Pilly, and Hang till she was Dead. Her Hand is to be set up at Dumfriece.'
Execution of John Campbell at Stirling, 1824
This report begins: 'Genuine and latest Account of the Excution of John Campbell who suffered at Stirling on Friday last, the 14th of May 1824 shewing the Lamentable manner in which he cried aloud for mercy, with an account of his affecting farewell with his aged Father ; also an account how he seized hold of rope when he was thrown off.'
Execution of John Craig and James Brown
This execution report begins: 'A particular account of the Execution of JOHN CRAIG and JAMES BROWN, who were executed at Paisley, on Thursday 29th of October, 1829 for the crime of Stouthrief.' 'Stouthrief' refers to robbery with violence.
Execution of John Howison
This account begins: 'An Account of the Behaviour, Confession and Execution of John Howison, who was executed at Edinburgh, this morning, Saturday, the 21st January, 1832, for the Inhuman Murder of an old Woman, in her own house, at Cramond.'