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Confession of James Wilson
This broadside begins: 'CONFESSION / Of JAMES WILSON, who was Hanged at Glasgow on Wednesday last, 4th June, 1823, giving an account of upwards of 30 different Robberies committed by him in Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock, and other parts of the country; the whole communicated by Wilson to one of the Ministers of this City, a few days before his Execution.' This account has been taken from the 'Glasgow Chronicle' and was printed as a broadside by John Muir of Glasgow.
This crime report begins: 'Relative to the Case of these unfortunate young Boys, CHARLES McLAREN, THOMAS GRIERSON, and JAMES McEWAN, who were lately Sentenced to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 12th February, 1823, for Housebreaking and Theft.' The bulk of information for this report was sourced from the 'Edinburgh Weekly Journal'. This sheet was printed in Edinburgh for James McLean.
Criminal career and death of James Moffat
This report begins: 'Life and Memoirs of James Moffat, who was sentenced at Edinburgh to be Executed, and who died in the Calton Jail, on Wednesday se'ennight, containing an account of his wicked career, and Robberies in Britain and abroad ; also, an account of the terrible agony he experienced before his Death, and in the course of the night, during which his dreadful exclamations terrified those around him ; he was a native of Edinburgh.' The name of the publisher is not included on this sheet.
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the execution of JOHN HILL and WILLIAM PORTER, who were executed at Glasgow, yesterday, Wednesday the 12th May 1830, for Assaulting and Robbing William Marshall, an old man of 76 years of age, on the 19th Decem- last ; with their Behaviour since the condemnation and at the place of Execution.' It was published in Edinburgh for Felix O'Neill.
This execution report begins: 'At Glasgow on Wednesday, the 29th October 1823, of George Laidlaw, for Robbing a Jewellers Shop of Gold and Silver articles to the amount of L.600 sterling, and Francis Cain, for Highway Robbery.' The sheet was published on the 29th of October, 1823, by John Muir of Glasgow.
This crime report 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.' This sheet is dated 1st November 1826 and was published in Glasgow by John Muir.
This report of an execution begins: 'A Genuine account of the execution of Thomas Black, who was executed at Edinburgh this day for Housebreaking with a sketch of his life and transactions since his infancy.'
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 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 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 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 Robert McKinlay, William Buchanan, Robert Hunter Guthrie and Alexander Forbes, Glasgow, 1819
This execution report begins: 'A Full and Particular account of Robert M'Kinlay, William Buchanan, Robert Hunter Guthrie, and Alexander Forbes, who were Executed at Glasgow, on Wednesday the 3d of November, 1819, for housebreaking and theft.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that it was 'Printed for John Muir, who traded from an address in Prince's Street, Glasgow.
Execution of Thomas Connor and Bell McMenemy
This report begins: 'This morning Thomas Connor and Bell McMenemy suffered in front of the New Jail, agreable to their sentence. The crowd began to collect this morning by day break'. The sheet was printed by Edwards.
Execution of Thomas Connor and Bell McMenemy
This report begins: 'Life, Transactions and Executions of Thomas Connor and Bell McMenemy, Executed at Glasgow for Assault and Robbery.' The sheet was printed by John Muir, Glasgow, on 22nd October 1828.
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular ACCOUNT of SAMUEL MAXWELL, who was Executed at the Head of Libberton Wynd, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, on Wednesday Morning, the 17th of January, 1821, for Stouthrief and Robbery, committed in the House of Mr Arneil, near Glasgow, last year.' This sheet was published by R. Watson of Edinburgh and cost one penny.
Full and particular account
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Execution of JAMES STEVENSON, who was Hanged at Glasgow, on Wednesday Morning, the 1st of June, 1825, for Highway Robbery; with an Interesting Account of his Life and Transactions.'
This lamentation begins: 'PETER HENDERSON, late Letter Stamper in the General Post Office, Edinburgh, and who is to be Executed here on Wednesday the 16th July, 1828, for abstracting Money from and Destroying the Letters.' This broadside was printed in Edinburgh for William Henry, and was priced at one penny.
This report begins: 'Lamentation of George Giechrist, who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday morning the 3d. August instant for the Robbing of the Prince Regent Coach, between Edinburgh and Glasgow, on the 24th. of March 1831.' This sheet was published by George Craig of Edinburgh. A 'lamentation' was an act of expressing grief, regret and perhaps atonement.
Lamentation of Peter Henderson
This ballad is prefaced with a short prose introduction which reads: 'Lamentation of PETER HENDERSON, late Letter Stamper in the General Post Office, Edinburgh, and who is to be Executed here on Wednesday the 16th July, 1828, for abstracting Money from and Destroying the Letters.' The ballad begins: 'O all who hear of my sad state, / Oh pity my dire case'. The broadside was published by William Henry of Edinburgh and priced at one penny.
This report begins: 'An account taken from this day's Star. of the affecting behaviour and sorrowful situation of Thomas Black, who is to be Executed next Wednesday, when the respite for Reid was announced to him. Also, the sorrowful Lamentation on this awful occasion.' The report was copied from the Edinburgh Star of Friday, 5th December 1823
Last moments of William Thomson
This account begins: 'An account of the last moments of William Thomson, who was executed at Dalkeith on Thursday last with the information of Thomson & Fram of the murder of Ramsay Inglis, a collier at Cowpits two years ago, whereby two thieves named Salmon and Merrilees are apprehended.'
Last speech of James Dormand
This execution notice begins: 'THE LAST / SPEECH, / Confession and dying words of JAMES DORMAND, who was execute at Perth, on Friday the 31st of May 1793 for Four crimes of Highway Robbery'.
Life of James Inglis or Clipstir, who was executed for horse and sheep stealing
The introduction to this broadside reads: 'A full and particular ACCOUNT of the Life and Actions of James Inglis alias Clipstir, who is to be execute upon Wednesday the first of May, for the Crimes of Horse and Sheepstealing.' The ballad itself begins: 'NO more this aged Sinner cheats the Tree, / Or swings a Helter round him wi' a Swie'. Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Life of James Revel
This moral lesson in rhyming couplets has a prose introduction that begins: 'Giving a sorrowful account of his fourteen years' transportation to Botany Bay, New South Wales, in February 1808, and his return home to London, in March 1st 1823, with a serious word of advice to all young men and women.' The poem then opens: 'My loving countrymen pray lend an ear / Unto these relations I bring you to hear.' It was published by John Smith of Edinburgh.
Llast speech of Richard Broxup
This broadside begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH, CONFESSION, AND DYING DECLARATION OF RICHARD BROXUP, Who was executed at the west End of the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 11th of February, 1801, for the Crimes of picking Locks and Theft.' It was first published by J. Morren of Edinburgh and re-published by Thomas Duncan, Saltmarket, Glasgow.
Particular account of the execution
This report of an execution begins: 'Particular account of the Execution and behaviour of a yonng man, named David Wylie, who suffered at Glasgow, on Wednesday the 12th November, 1823, for Housebreaking and Theft, with his warning to the young to beware of numerous gangs of thieves who are at present committing crimes throughout the country, also his affectionate address on the scaffold.' Published in Glasgow, reprinted by J. Young of Edinburgh in 1823.
Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Justiciary, Glasgow
This court report begins: 'An account of the proceedings of the Circuit Court of Justiciary, which opened at Glasgow on Tuesday last, when / JAMES DOLLAN / was sentenced to be Executed on the 7th of June next, for a daring Robbery on the Old Bridge of Glasgow.' It was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Respite for a Month
This broadside crime report begins: ' Copy Letter, relative to the Case of these three unfortunate young Boys CHARLES M'LAREN, THOMAS GRIERSON, and JAMES M'EWEN, who were lately sentenced to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 12th February, 1823, for Housebreaking and Theft; but who have been Respited for one Month longer.' It was published by James McLean of Edinburgh.
Robbery of the Mail Coach
This crime report begins: 'The whole particulars of that daring Robbery . which was committed on the Stirling Mail, on Saturday last with an account of the apprehension of one of the Robbers.'
This crime report begins: 'An account of the Trial and Sentence of Charles Maclaren, Thos. Grierson, and James M'Ewan, 3 boys, the oldest only 15 years of age, and all belonging to Edinburgh, for house-breaking and robbery, in Gray Street and George's Square, and who are to be Executed in Edinburgh, on the 12th of Feb. next.' This sheet was published by Glass of Edinburgh.