THE NEWGATE CALENDAR
Shoplifters, Pickpockets and Sneak thieves
THOMAS BLOOD, GENERALLY CALLED COLONEL BLOOD
Who stole the Crown from the Tower of London on 9th of May, 1671
An audacious young Thief who robbed the Tent of King William in Flanders and stabbed a Newgate Turnkey. Executed 13th Of June, 1690
Who became a Shoplifter for Love of her Husband. Executed at Tyburn 18th of December, 1691
A most expert Pickpocket, who captained the Thieves of London. Executed in 1692
Who courted his Master's Daughter and then robbed him. Hanged at Tyburn on 1st of August, 1700 .
Executed for privately stealing, 16th June, 1702
A "Question Lay" Thief, whose End was at Tyburn, on 22nd of December, 1703
A Master of Thieves' Slang, who was full of Artful Tricks, which, however, did not save him from the Gallows at Tyburn, where he found himself in 1706
JACK GOODWIN ALIAS PLUMP
A young but expert Thief, who was executed at Tyburn in 1706 for Burglary
Who started thieving at the Age of Eleven. Executed at Tyburn in 1707, when twenty-five years old
Although only Twenty when she was executed at Tyburn, on 13th of July, 1708, she was a notorious Shoplifter, and her two Husbands had already suffered the Death Penalty
JAMES FILEWOOD ALIAS VILET
Convicted of picking Pockets, and sentenced to Death. Executed at Tyburn in October, 1718
Robber, hanged at Tyburn, for basely betraying his trust, in robbing his master, on the 18th of July, 1722
Sentenced to death for privately stealing, but afterwards pardoned, September, 1722
MARY YOUNG ALIAS JENNY DIVER
The Head of a Gang of Thieves of every Description. Executed at Tyburn, 18th of March, 1740
Executed for a Street Robbery
A most Plausible Scoundrel, executed at Tyburn, 13th of June, 1748, for privately stealing
A Sad Case with a Humorous Sequel
Executed for Privately Stealing
GEORGE ANDERSON ALIAS JOHN EVERETT
Who picked Pockets at Newgate, became a Highwayman, and was executed for stealing Ribbons, 31st December, 1750
Convicted of Petty Larceny, in July, 1751, and his Estate forfeited for stealing a Penny
JOHN EYRE, ESQ.
Transported, in 1771, for stealing Paper out of the Guildhall of the City of London
A Well-Dressed Pickpocket who "worked" in Churches and the Houses of Parliament, and was convicted on 15th of March, 1773
Who played Marbles and kept a Pet Sparrow to aid him in the Commission of Robberies. Executed at Tyburn, 27th of October, 1773
GEORGE ROACH, ROBERT ELLIOT AND JONAS PARKER
Who were convicted, the first two of stealing, and the other of receiving Part of a Lead Coffin from Aldermanbury Church, in 1778
Commonly called "Gentleman Harry." Convicted of stealing the Duke of Beaufort's Pendant, 1787
Convicted at the Old Bailey, 16th of February, 1791, for a Robbery from "the Dwelling-House of her Majesty, called Buckingham House"
A Sheriff Officer, convicted of stealing Two Ducks, and sentenced on 23rd of July, 1796, to Transportation for Seven Years
SARAH PENELOPE STANLEY
The Female Trooper, convicted at the Old Bailey, in October Sessions, 1796, of Petty Larceny
GEORGE WALDRON, alias BARRINGTON
The Gentleman-Pickpocket. Several times convicted, Sentenced twice to hard labour on the Thames, and finally, on September 27, 1798, transported to Botany Bay
A Post-Office Sorter, executed before Newgate, 11th of November, 1800, for stealing a Bank-Note out of a Letter
Assistant Cashier of the Bank of England. Condemned to Death for embezzling Exchequer Bills to a Large Amount, entrusted to his Charge, and respited during his Majesty's Pleasure, 18th of November, 1804
Executed in November, 1805, for stealing valuable Jewellery from the Earl of Mansfield
A Driver of the Norwich Mail. Convicted of stealing a Gold Watch sent by his Coach, 8th of April, 1809
A Young but Artful Thief, transported for stealing privately from a Shop in London, October, 1809
Imprisoned, and whipped through the Streets of the Borough of Southwark, for stealing Pewter Pint-Pots from Public-Houses, January, 1810
Convicted at the Old Bailey, 20th of February, 1810, for robbing a Mail-Coach, and sentenced to Death
WILLIAM COOPER AND WILLIAM DRAPER
Convicted of cutting off Trunks from a Gentleman's Carriage; the Former was transported for Seven Years, and the Latter imprisoned for Six Months in the House of Correction, 1810
JOHN DAVISON, ESQ.
A Captain in the Royal Marines, convicted of stealing a Piece of Muslin from a Shopkeeper at Taunton, 13th of November, 1810
MARY JONES AND ELIZABETH PAINE
Transported for Seven Years, November Sessions, 1810, at the Old Bailey for Shoplifting
Convicted at the Sessions at the Old Bailey, December, 1810, of stealing from a coffee-house bedroom, and sentenced to transportation
Executed at Ilchester, 11th of September, 1811, for stealing a Letter from the Post Office at Bath
A Postal Letter-Carrier, convicted at the September Sessions, 1811, at the Old Bailey, and sentenced to Death, for stealing a Letter containing Ten Pounds
Sentenced to Death at the Old Bailey, for privately stealing a Bag of Gold, 21st of September, 1811
Hotel Jewel Thief, who was transported for committing several Robberies, 21st of May, 1832
Convicted in May, 1833, of stealing a Letter, he narrowly escaped Execution, owing to the City Recorder's Blunder
Imprisoned Two Years in Chelmsford Jail for robbing the Royal Forest at Waltham of Six Pieces of Wood
A Poor Boy, convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing, and presented with a Deluge of Shillings
A Shop-Boy, transported for Seven Years for committing a Petty Theft
JOSEPH SIMMONS WINTER, BENJAMIN ALLEN, WILLIAM TAYLOR, JOHN IVEY, & ROBERT COOPER
The Three First Executed for Stealing Silk, and the Two Latter Transported for Receiving it, Knowing it to be Stolen.
JOSEPH RICHARDSON, JAMES SYMONS, AND NATHAN SYMONS;
The Two First Convicted of Stealing, the Last for Receiving Stolen Goods.
Convicted of Stealing Notes and Bills.
Transported for Larceny.
LEWIN CASPAR, ELLIS CASPAR, EMANUEL MOSES, AND ALICE ABRAHAMS.
Transported for Stealing Gold-dust.
Imprisoned for Larceny.
Transported for Larceny.
Executed for Privately Stealing, 27th May, 1772
Convicted of Robbing His Master's House, in the Dead of the Night, and Transported in the Year 1772
Convicted of Privately Stealing, in October Sessions, 1778, at the Old Bailey, and Sentenced to be Imprisoned for Three Years
A Pick-Pocket, Twice Sentenced to Hard Labour on the River Thames, for Privately Stealing
A Quaker, convicted of Robbing his Employer, at the Manchester Quarter Session for 1787
WILLIAM GRANT (A Negro)
In whose Conviction we shall Introduce a Sketch of the Pawnbroker and the Jew
Convicted of Stealing in a Dwelling House, and Sentenced to Imprisonment
SINGULAR ROBBERY AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
By a Villain who Escaped Justice
HANNAH WHITELOCK ALIAS TAYLOR
Transported for Seven Years, for Stealing Articles from Ready-furnished Lodgings
One of those Daring Thieves Called Hustlers, Transported for Hustling and Robbing a Passenger in the Borough of Southwark
RICHARD RIPPON and JOHN POLLARD
Sentenced to Transportation, November 18l1, for Stealing Jewels
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