THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Pirates and Nautical criminals

CAPTAIN JOHN KIDD
Known as the "Wizard of the Seas," who suffered for Piracy, at Execution Dock, 23rd of May, 1701

CAPTAIN JOHN MASSEY
Executed at Execution-Dock, July 26, 1723, for Piracy. (A Very Hard Case.)

PHILIP ROCHE
Executed on 5th of August, 1723, for many Murders on the High Seas and Piracy

JOHN GOW
Captain of a notorious Gang of Pirates. Executed at Execution Dock, 11th of August, 1729 for Piracy

JOHN RICHARDSON AND RICHARD COYLE
Pirates, hanged at Execution Dock, 25th January, 1738

SAMUEL COUCHMAN AND JOHN MORGAN, LIEUTENANTS OF MARINES, THOMAS KNIGHT, CARPENTER, AND OTHERS
Part of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship Chesterfield, shot at Portsmouth, for mutiny, July 14, 1749.

JOHN CARR
The Victim of Swindlers himself, he became a Pirate and Smuggler, and was executed at Tyburn, 16th of November, 1750, for Forgery

MOSES MORAVIA AND JOHN MANOURY
Convicted at the Old Bailey, 27th of June, 1752, for sinking a Ship and swindling Insurers

CAPTAIN JOHN LANCEY
Executed at Execution Dock, 7th of June, 1754, for burning a Ship at the Instigation of a Member of Parliament

ROBERT ALSOP, A MIDSHIPMAN, AND SIX SEAMEN
Convicted in 1755 for committing a Riot in the City of London, and impressing a Citizen thereof, but treated leniently in order that they might fight against France

ADMIRAL BYNG
Shot to death on board the Monarque, at Spithead, for Misbehaviour before the French Fleet in the Mediterranean

JOSEPH HALSEY
Ship's mate, hanged for beating two of his men to death

CAPTAIN JAMES LOWRY
Executed at Execution Dock, March 25, 1762, for murdering one of his Crew

PETER M'KINLIE, GEORGE GIDLEY, ANDREW ZEKERMAN, AND RICHARD ST. QUINTIN
Executed for Piracy and Murder, December 19th, 1765

RICHARD PARKER
The Chief of the Mutineers in the British Fleet. Executed at the Yardarm of L'Espion Man-of-War in 1796, at Sheerness

JOHN POWER, Alias WINN
Pirate, hanged at Execution Dock, 10th March, 1768

WILLIAM CODLIN
Executed 27th of November, 1802, for scuttling a Ship, of which he was Captain

CAPTAIN JOHN SUTHERLAND
Commander of the British Armed Transport, The Friends. Executed at Execution Dock, on the Banks of the Thames, 29th of June, 1809, for the Murder of his Cabin-Boy.

LIEUTENANT GAMAGE
Late of the Griffon Sloop-of-War, hanged at the Yardarm of that Ship, in November, 1812, for the Murder of a Sergeant of Marines

THE MARQUIS OF SLIGO
Convicted of enticing British Seamen to desert, fined Five Thousand Pounds, and imprisoned Four Months in Newgate, 16th of December, 1812

JOACHIM, a Portuguese; MARTIN, a black; MILLINGTON, an Irishman; and WILLIAMS, an Englishman
Tried and executed for mutiny and murder of their officers, while making an English port, in a French prize brig, December, 1812

WILLIAM JEMMET,
Executed for Robbery on the High Seas.

CHARLES FREDERICK PALM AND SAMUEL TILLING
Executed for Mutiny and Murder

WILLIAM SWALLOW, alias WALDON; GEORGE JAMES DAVIS, alias GEORGE HUNTLEY; WILLIAM WATTS, alias CHARLES WILLIAMS; ALEXANDER STEPHENSON, alias TELFORD; and JOHN BEVERIDGE, alias ANDERSON.
Tried for Mutiny and Piracy.

WILLIAM KENNEDY and WILLIAM BROWN
Tried for a Murder Committed on the River Thames.

JACOB FREDERICK EHLERT,
A Norwegian Sailor, Executed For Murdering his Captain.

PATRICK MAXWELL STEWART WALLACE; and MICHAEL SHAW STEWART WALLACE
Transported for Inciting a Person to Cast Away and Destroy a Merchant Ship.

JOHN SMITH AND ROBERT MAYNE
Executed for a Mutiny on Board the King George, 10th May, 1762

GEORGE COLLEY, MICHAEL BLANCHE, AND FRANCIS COLE
Murderers and Pirates, Executed at Execution Dock, January 22, 1796

MICHAEL COX, ROBERT M'LAURIN, JOHN SULLIVAN, MARTIN EALEY, AND WILLIAM MORRISON
The Mutineers of the Grand Fleet, Executed at the Yard-arm of the Defiance Man of War, March 8, 1796

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