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Trial and sentence of Peter Moffat.
This trial report begins: 'A coarect account of the Trial and Sentence of Peter Moffat, for the Murder of his Father, at Kilsyth, on the 2d April 1822, and who is to be Executed at Stirling, on Friday the 28th July, 1826.'
Trial and sentence of Robert Irving
This crime report begins: 'THE WHOLE / Trial, Confession and Sentence, / OF / Mr. Robert Irvine Chaplain to Baillie Gordon, who was this Day Execute at the Green-side betwixt Leith and Edinburgh, for Murdering of John and Alexander Gordons. / Broughton-Tollbooth April 30th. 1717.'
Trial and Sentence of Robert Mackintosh
This crime report begins: 'A true account of the interesting trial of Robert Makintosh, who was tried at the Circuit Court of Justiciary at Aberdeen for the cruel Murder of Elizabeth Anderson, his own Sweetheart, Also an account of the trial of William Gordon for the murder of his wife, who were both sentenced to be Executed on the 31st of May next.' The report is dated 16th April, but the year is not given, and the broadside carries no further publication details.
Trial and sentence of Robert Scott
This crime report begins: 'Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of ROBERT SCOTT, who is to be Executed at the spot where he committed the horrid deed, on Wednesday 29th October, for the barbarous Murder of James Aitcheson, Cooper, and Robert Sim, Horse-dealer, Greenlaw, on the road near Earlston, on the 30th of June last, and his Body to be sent to Dr MUNRO, Edinburgh, for Dissection. This sheet was published by Allan Grant, in Edinburgh, and sold for a penny a copy.
Trial and sentence of Robert Scott
This trial report begins: 'A particular account of the Trial and Sentence of ROBERT SCOTT, the Edinburgh Carrier to Earlstoun, who is to be Executed at the spot where he committed the horrid deed, on Wednesday, 29th October, 1823, for the barbarous murder of James Aitchison, cooper, and Robert Sim, horse-dealer, Greenlaw, on the road near Earlston, and who, after he had effected his horrid design, cut off their noses and put them in their mouths, with an account of his dreadful behaviour before the Court ; his body is to be sent to Edinburgh for dissection.' It was published by William Carse of Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Trial and sentence of Robert Tennant
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of ROBERT TENNANT, who is to be Executed at Stirling, on Wednesday morning, the 2d of October and his body buried within the prcincts of the Jail there, for the Horrid murder of William Peddie, labourer, by felling him on the head with a Hammer, on the evening of 3d of August, 1833, while breaking stones on the road, in the parish of Falkirk.' This broadside was published in Edinburgh, by Menzies.
Trial And Sentence Of The Gilmerton Monsters
This report begins: 'How now! Ye secret black and midnight fiends! / What's this ye do? A deed without a name! -- Shakespeare. Wi?mair o? horrible an? awfu? / That even to name would be unlawfu?! -- Burns. High Court of Justiciary. -- July 12, 1830.' Printed by Forbes and Owen. The opening quotations to this broadside by Shakespeare and Burns are from 'Macbeth' and 'Tam O?Shanter'.
Trial and sentence of William Alexander and Janet Blackwood, or Martin
This trial report begins: 'A full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of Wm. Alexander, and Janet Blackwood, or Martin, who were tried before the High Court of Justiciary, on Monday 29th January 1827, for Murder, and Assault, on the person of Catherine Smith, wife of the said Wm. Alexander, on 6th September last, who died in the Infirmary on the 8th, September, in consequence.' This broadside was printed for William Henry and cost one penny.
Trial and sentence of William Allan
This trial report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of WILLIAM ALLAN, who was tried at Edinburgh, on Tuesday the 27th of December, 1825, for the Barbarous Murder and Robbery of Alexander McKay, on the 17th September last, and who is to be Executed at Aberdeen, on Friday the 10th February, 1826, and his body to be delivered over to the Professor of Anatomy of that city for Dissection.' This broadside was printed in Edinburgh for William Henry and priced at one penny.
Trial and sentence of William Burke and Helen McDougall
This crime report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of WILLIAM BURKE and HELEN M'DOUGALL, his reputed wife, who were tried before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 24th December, 1828'.
Trial and sentence of William Burke, 1828
This report begins: 'A full account of the Trial and Sentence of William Burke this day, the West Port Murderers, who is to be executed on Wednesday the 28th January.' The execution was to take place in 1829. Burke's trial was on Christmas Eve, 1828. Unfortunately no publisher is given.
Trial and sentence of William Pollock
This trial report begins: 'A full account of the Trial and Sentence of William Pollock, for the barbarous murder of his Wife, who is to be executed at Edinburgh on the 22d March.'
Trial of a Priest
This crime report begins: 'A wonderful trial of a Priest for the horrid and cruel murder of a young Lady, (whom he had seduced,) and her Mother, after robbing them of an immense fortune; with an account of other five girls whom he had betrayed all of whom he had privately married; with his address to the judges in mitigation of punishment for his horrid crimes; The trial lasted near four years. TAKEN FROM THE SUN OF SATURDAY THE 5th SEPTEMBER, 1829.' This sheet was published by Carmichael and Graham, Trongate, Glasgow, 1829.
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.
Trial of John Stewart and Catherine Wright for murder
This broadside begins: 'Account of the interesting Trial of John Stewart and Catherine Wright for the Murder and Robbery of Robert Lamont, on board the Toward Castle Steam Boat . . . They are to be Executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 19th August next.' The report was published in Glasgow in July 1829 by William Carse. The trial was held at Edinburgh.
Trial of Robert Ferguson
The crime report begins: An Account of the Trial of ROBERT FERGUSON, before the Circuit Court of Justiciary at Inverness, which was opened on the 15th of September, 1812, for the wilful Murder of CAPTAIN CHARLES MONRO, of his Majesty's 42d Regiment, and for which crime he is to be executed at Inverness, on Friday the 30th of October next, and his Body given for Dissection.' It was published by Thomas Duncan of Glasgow.
Trials For Rape &C of D. Dobie, J. Thomson, and D. Bertie, Before the High Court of Justiciary. --July 12 and 14
This report begins: 'A full true and particular account of the Trial of, and Sentence upon, the great Gilmerton Criminals, David Dobie and John Thomson, for the Violation, Robbery and Murder of Margaret Paterson, in a way as cruel, barbarous and inhuman, as makes the heart of the most obdurate melt with piety, and the very blood freeze with horror.' The sheet was published by Forbes and Owen of Edinburgh and cost one penny.
Trials for rape, &c- D. Dobie, J. Thomson and D. Bertie
This crime report continues: 'Before the High Court of Justiciary - July 12 and 14. / A true and particular account of the Trial of, and Sentence upon, the great Gilmerton Criminals, David Dobie and John Thompson.' It was printed by Forbes and Owen and sold for a penny a copy.
Tribute of Regret
This broadside begins: 'The public having, already, been put in possession, by the newspapers, of all the circumstances, yet known, connected with the unprecedentedly barbarous murder lately perpetrated in this parish, (Lochwinnoch)'. The ballad begins: 'From raven wings, the wint'ry night / Flap'd storms, which nature did affright'. It was to be sung to the tune 'This Night, the Heath shall be my bed'. It was printed by W. Taylor of Lochwinnoch and is dated the 3rd February, 1821.
True and Particular Account of the Bloody and Cruel Murder of Ellen Hanly, on the River Shannon
Following on from the title, the report continues: 'A beautiful Young Lady, of 16 years of age, who was seduced from her home in the County of Limerick, by a Gentleman, who afterwards bribed his servant, Stephen Sullivan, to murder her, for which they were both Executed; the whole account as confessed by Sullivan at the place of execution.' This sheet was printed in 1819 by John Muir of Glasgow.
Two reports, entitled 'Suicide and Murder!
This report begins, 'SUICIDE AND MURDER! A particular account of the unfortunate Muss Elizabeth Wilson, a female of seduction.' Published by W. Robertson, this report sold for a penny.
This broadside begins: 'THE following VERSES, relative to the melancholy situation of the unfortunate WILLIAM POLLOCK, now under Sentence of Death in the Jail of Edinburgh, for the Murder of his own Wife . . . were composed by the author, one morning in bed, after having dreamed he had really heard the unhappy man making his Lamentation'.
Warning to all Young Lovers
This execution notice begins: 'Being the Last Dying Speech and Confession of these two unhappy lovers, JOHN CAMAISH and CATHERINE KINRADE . . . For . . . Murder of Mrs Camaish.' This sheet was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Whole particulars of the Trial of Mr James Stuart
This crime report begins: 'The whole Particulars of the Trial of Mr James Stuart, before the High Court of Justiciary on Monday the 10th June 1822, for being concerned in the Fatal Duel on the 26th March last, when Sir Alexander Boswell was mortally wounded, and died the following day.'
Widow MacFarlane's Lamentation for Her Son
This ballad begins: 'On the Banks of Clyde I happened to wander, / In the month of August, when flowers was in bloom; / On the beauties of nature my mind it did ponder, / I heard an aged female who was making sad moan'. A woodcut illustration has been included at the top of the sheet, showing three men standing in front of a crouching figure. They are in a room with a vaulted ceiling.
William Burke.--A New Song
This crime ballad begins: 'Come all you resurrection men, I pray you now beware, / You see what has happened William Burke, and likewise William Hare. / Hare he help a lodging house it was in the West Port, / Where all kinds of travellers unto it did resort.' Although there are no publication details included on this sheet, the subject matter suggests that it was almost certainly published in Edinburgh, in, or around, 1829. The ballad was written by John Logan, whose name is included after the last line. Below the ballad is a clipping regarding what course of action was taken against Dr Knox, the official who purchased the bodies from Burke and Hare.
William Burke's Confession
Verse 1 begins: 'Ye people of this nation, come listen unto me, / To young and old I will unfold this horrid trudge'. The woodcut, included above the title, depicts two men, one is possibly a boy, building a scarecrow in a field. There are no publication details attached to this sheet.
William Burke's Murders in the Westport
Verse 1 begins: 'People of Scotland give an ear in this sad tale, / It will make your hearts burn, and your faces turn pale, / Concerning a deed which has lately been done, / The like was ne'er heard of since the world begun.'
William Burke's Murders in the Westport' and 'Late Murders. A New Song
The first ballad begins: 'Ye people of Scotland give ear to this sad tale, / It will make your hearts burn, and your faces turn pale, / Concerning a deed which has lately been done, / The like was ne'er heard of since the world began.'
William Pollock, who hanged himself in Edinburgh Jail
This report begins: 'Farther Particulars about William Pollock, who hanged himself in the Jail of Edinburgh, on Monday the 20th March, 1826, with his last Dying Declaration in a Letter to a Gentleman the night before his death.' It was published for William Robertson and priced at one penny.