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Lives and Transactions of the Gilmerton Murderers, Dobie and Thomson
This report begins: 'Full, True and Particular Account of the Lives and Transactions of David Dobie and John Thomson, the Gilmerton Murderers, together with a very full and most correct account of their conduct and declarations in the Lock-up-house, on the night before the execution, and on their last moments on the scaffold, all extracted from the Courant Newspaper.' No publisher is named for this broadside, though the story has been sourced from the 'Courant' newspaper.
Manner of the Barbarous Murther of James
This early broadside begins: 'The Manner of the Barbarous Murther of JAMES, Late Lord Arch - Bishop of James, Late Lord Arch-Bishop of St. Andrews, Primate and Metropolitain of all Scotland, And one of his Magesties most Honorable Privy-Council of that Kingdom ; May 3. 1679.' Published in London for J. S. and B. H.
Margaret Bell's Lament
Verse 1: 'Adieu unto Barrhead, and to Neilston also, / Where the river Levern it sweetly does flow, / My poor aged mother, for ever farewell, / An exile for life is your poor Margaret Bell.' This ballad is to be sung to the tune of 'Braes of Strathblane'. It was published by Brown and Son, of 56 Trongate and 25 Nelson Street, Glasgow. A woodcut of the Ark adorns the top of the sheet.
Margaret Bell's Lament
Verse 1: 'ADIEU unto Barrhead, and to Neilston also, / Where the river Levern it sweetly does flow, / My poor aged mother, for ever farewell, / An exile for life is your poor Margaret Bell.' The broadside was published by James Lindsay of King Street in Glasgow. It is not dated.
Margaret Dickson's Penetential Confession
This confession begins: 'Margaret Dickson's penetential confession / What former Friend may ease troubled Thought / When Mid-night Darkness comprehends me round, / And before the dread Tribunal brought, / Call'd by the last and awful Trumpet's Sound.'
This ballad begins: 'Good people give attention / To those truths I herewith mention, / And pour in full extension / Your sympathy to me.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Melancholy Accident with Farther Particulars relative to the Gilmerton Murder, &c.
This crime report begins: 'A true and farther particular Account of the whole transactions of these Monsters of Iniquity, the (supposed) Violaters and Murderers of that unfortunate woman Margaret Paterson. / The following melancholy and fatal accident is copied from this day's (Tuesday's Observer.).' This sheet was published, in Edinburgh, by Felix O'Neill.
Most Horrid Instance of Child-murder
This crime report begins: 'A particular Account of a most horrid Instance of Child-murder, attended with Circumstances of the greatest Barbarity, which was discovered at Thorney Bank on Wednesday last, when Catherine Weir, alias M'Quarry, the Mother, was apprehended and committed to the Tolbooth of Glasgow on suspicion of having perpetrated the Murder.' The broadside was published by T. Duncan of the Saltmarket in Glasgow.
Most Horrid, Bloody and Terrible Apparition
This report begins: 'An ACCOUNT of a most Horrid, BLOODY, and Terrible APPARITION, Which lately Appeared in the Parish of SHOTTS; AND A TRUE AND GENUINE ACCOUNT OF A DISMAL AND SHOCKING MURDER, In the very Words expressed by the GHOST itself, as faithfully taken down by a Most Holy Person, who was present at the whole.' The broadside carries no publication details.
This murder report begins: 'A Full, True and Particular Account of that cold, bloody and diabolical murder committed on the body of Mr M'Nab's post boy, Innkeeper and Post Master in Cupar of Fife who was barbarously murdered a few yards from his Masters house on Thursday last.' It was published in Edinburgh by Forbes & Co.
This report begins: 'An account of the shocking case of Mrs Anderson St Giles Street, Leith, found strangled to death in her house, on Monday morning last, with the apprehension of one of her neighbours, accused of having committed the diabolical murder ; also an account of the Dreadful destruction of Cromerty new jail by Fire, on Monday night, when shocking to relate, the keys of the prison were lost in the Confusion, and before the door could be forced open, the prisoners (whose horrid cries were heart-rending) were burned to death, and so reduced to ashes, that the bodies could not be known by their relations.' Printed by Forbes and Co. of Edinburgh.
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Life, Transactions, Confessions, and Behaviour of Margaret Davidson, who was Executed at Aberdeen, on Friday the 8th October 1830, for the most atrocious and inhuman Murder of her Husband, by pouring Poison down his throat while asleep, and her body afterwards given for Dissection.' This sheet was published by Robertson and Co.
This crime report begins: 'Full, True and Particular Account of that most Horrid Murder which was committed on New Year's Morning, in Dunbar Street, Canal Basin, Edinburgh, on the body of Mrs Calderhead with a correct account of the apprehension of the Murderers ; with an account of that awful accident that happened on Saturday Morning, in Milne's Court, Lawnmarket, when a woman was burned to death.' This sheet was published by the Edinburgh printer John Campbell.
Murder and Robbery
This crime report begins: 'An Account of a most Horrid Murder, supposed to be commited on the body of Mr MARK DOW, a respectable Shoemaker in Leith Street, Edinburgh, on Wednesday Evening the 10th, or early on Thursday morning, the 11th January, 1827, who was found dead nearly naked, at the bottom of a stair, north west corner of Bank Street, with a large wound on his head.' This account is 'copied from the "Edinburgh Observer", Newspaper of this day, which is the only authentic notification yet published of this melancholy affair'. The broadsheet seen here was printed in Edinburgh for William Henry, on 12 January 1827.
Murder and Robbery
This account begins: 'An Account of a most Horrid Murder, supposed to be commited on the body of Mr MARK DOW, a respectab Shoemaker in Leith Street, Edinburgh, on Wednesday Evening the . . ., or early on Thursday morning, the 11th January, 1827, who was found dead nearly naked, at the bottom of a stair, north west corner of Bank Street, with a large wound on h s head.' This report was published by William Henry, and was sold for a penny. The author states that the story was sourced from the 'Edinburgh Observer' newspaper.
Murder committed by John Mathew Williams
This crime report begins: 'Account of the most shocking murders ever read of, committed by John Matw. Williams, at Milledge, on the body of his own Wife, by stabbing her in several parts of the body and cutting her throat from ear to ear ; also an account of his murdering his own infant only eight days old, by dashing it on the ground, and throwing it over the window, on Tuesday the 15th of July, 1823 ' likewise an account of the gallant manner in which he was seized by his servant girl.' This report was sourced from the Glasgow 'Free Press Newspaper' amd was published by the Glasgow printer, W. Carse.
Murder in Dublin and a murder in Cheshire
This crime report begins: 'An Account of two Horrid MURDERS / The one committed on a Skipper in Dublin / And the other a Young Woman in the County of Chesire.' This sheet was printed in Edinburgh in 1717.
Murder of a man in Edinburgh
A man, named only as Stewart, was found on the High Street, bleeding profusely, having been flung from a window three stories high. He died the next day in hospital.
Murder of a shearer, and the deaths of a mother and daughter.
This murder report begins: 'An acconnt of that barbarous murder on the body of a shearer, in the village of currie near Edinburgh, by some journeymen masons on Monday last.' Also contained on this broadside is another report which begins, 'We copy this murder and suicide from the same paper. - The town and neighbourhood of Barnet was thrown into the utmost consternation, on Tuesday, by the report that two ladies were murdered at Hadley Green.'
Murder of a young woman in Ballinlick
The crime report begins: A full and particular Account of a most horrid Murder, committed on the Body of a young Woman, at Ballinlick, in the district of Strathbraan, and parish of Little Dunkelk, supposed to have been perpetrated by her Sweetheart, a young man of the Name of Gow, who has been since apprehended, and committed to Perth Jail.' The broadside also contains a 'Description of Damietta'. It was printed by Thomas Duncan of Glasgow in 1799.
Murder of Betsy Smith
This murder ballad begins: 'COME all false hearted young men and listen to my song, / It's of a dreadful murder that lately has been done ; / On the body of a damsel fair, the truth I will unfold, / The bare relation of this deed will make your blood run cold.' It was published by Robert McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, Glasgow, and includes a rather crude woodcut illustration.
Murder of James Campbel of Lawers
This crime report begins: 'A True and distinct / ACCOUNT, / of the Murder of James Campbel of Lawers.'
Murder of Jannet Stewart
This crime report begins: 'An account of a bloody and barbarous murder which was committed on the body of Jannet Stewart daughter of John Stewart farmer in the parish of Scoon in Perthshire by Duncan M'Intyre his servant, who cut her throat from ear to ear she being with child to him, who was apprehended and sent to prison.'
Murder of Margaret Rankin
This crime report begins: 'A full, true and particular account of a cruel, barbarous and inhuman murder committed on the body of Margaret Rankin daughter of John Rankin in Polichorkin in Argyleshire, of which Archibald McAllum, by whom she was big with child is suspected because he has fled from his father's house at Ardnoe.' The crime occurred on the 12th August 1792.
Murder of Maria Marten
Verse 1: 'Come all you thoughtless young men, a warning take by me, / And think upon my unhappy fate to be hanged upon a tree; / My name is William Corder, to you I do declare, / I courted Maria Marten, most beautiful and fair.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
Murder of Mr Daroch the Dancing-Master
This execution notice begins: 'THE / Last SPEECH and DYING WORDS / OF / Ancient Bavar Officer in Montiqu's Regiment. Who was execute at the Tron of Perth upon the Second Day of July 1720. For killing of Mr. Daroch Dancing-Master.'
Murder of William Begbie and the apprehension of the culprit
This account begins: 'An account of the wonderful discovery of the murderer of William Begbie, Porter to the British Linen Company's Bank, who was murdered in November, 1806, in the Bank Close, Nether Bow, and Robbed of nearly £5,000, with the whole particulars how the Murderer was discovered.' Unfortunately, no publication details have been included.
Murder of William Peddie by Robert Tennant
This crime report begins, 'Copy of the Melancholy and Sorrowful LAMENTATION of ROBERT TENNANT, the young man who is now confined in the Jail of Stirling, and who is to be Executed there on the morning of Wednesday th 2d of October, 1833, for the bloody Murder of William Peddie, an old man, about 70 years of age, on the high road between Beancross and Kerse Toll, parish of Falkirk, on the evening of the 3d of August last.' Published in Edinburgh by Menzies, this broadside, which boasts two fine woodcuts and a poem about the event, was sold for one penny.
Murder perpetrated by Revd Mr. Carroll, Parish Priest of Ballymore
This report begins: 'Account of a barbarous, & inhuman murder, committed by the Revd Mr. Carroll, Parish Priest of Ballymore, on the body of a child of 3 years old, also an account of his brutal usage of other woemen' 2 of whom are not expected to live.' The sheet was published by R. Husband, Printer, 15 Princes Street, Glasgow. The Scottish Book Trade Index, available online through the National Library of Scotland's website, lists Robert Husband at 15 Prince's Street from 1825 to 1828.
This crime report begins: 'MURDER! Committed on the body of MRS DEVON, who was found in her own house in the Gorbals this afternoon, Tuesday April 6th, 1824, with her throat cut, cold and lifeless, and presenting a spectacle too shocking for description.' The publisher was John Muir of Glasgow. It appears that the title of the broadside was originally 'HORRIFIC MURDER', but the top part of the sheet has been torn off.