THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Rioters and Arsonists

TOM TAYLOR
Who, getting literally hooked as a Pickpocket, turned House-breaker. Executed 18th of December, 1691, for using Arson as a means to Theft

THOMAS COOK
Murdered a Constable during a Riot in Mayfair, and was executed on 11th of August, 1703

JOHN HERMAN BRIAN
Executed for robbing and burning the House of Peter Persode, Esq., St James's Street, Westminster, in October, 1707

DANIEL DAMAREE, GEORGE PURCHASE, and FRANCIS WILLIS
Tried for High-Treason.

JOHN COLLINGTON
A Man of extraordinary Violence and Inhumanity. Executed at Canterbury with his Accomplice, John Stone, for setting fire to a Barn

BOSAVERN PENLEZ
Executed for rioting, 18th October, 1749

PETER PATTISON
Executed at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 5th of October, 1761, for being concerned in a Riot at Hexham

WILLIAM HAWKINS AND JOSEPH WILD
Indicted for rioting, July, 1768

JAMES MURPHY AND JOHN DOGAN
Executed for Being Concerned in Wilkes's Riots, July 11th, 1768

JAMES HILL
Commonly called "John the Painter," an Incendiary, who aimed at the Destruction of the Nation. Executed at Portsmouth, 10th of March, 1777

JOHN PIERCE, VINCENT PIERCE AND ELIZABETH LUKER
Sentenced to Imprisonment for a Riot at Sadler's Wells Theatre which occasioned the Death of Eighteen of the Audience

LORD GEORGE GORDON
An Account of the Riots in London in 1780

EDWARD LOWE AND WILLIAM JOBBINS
Young Incendiaries, who set fire to a House in order to plunder it, and were executed in the City, 20th of November, 1790

THE REV. RICHARD BURGH, JOHN CUMMINGS, ESQ., CAPTAIN IN THE ARMY, TOWNLEY M'CAN, ESQ., STUDENT OF LAW, JAMES DAVIS AND JOHN BOURNE
Convicted of a Conspiracy to set fire to the King's Bench Prison, February, 1793

KID WAKE
Convicted and imprisoned for an assault upon his Majesty, on the 20th of February, 1796

JOHN SHEPHERD
Convicted, at Lancaster, of a Riot and setting fire to the Prison, June, 1808

JOHN RYAN AND MATHEW KEARINGE
Executed in Ireland, for Arson and Murder, 1808

BENJAMIN RENSHAW
Executed, after an Abortive Attempt, at Nottingham, 29th of August, 1812, for setting fire to a Haystack

CASHMAN, HOOPER, GAMBLE, GUNNELL, CARPENTER, HUNT, AND WATSON
The Spafields rioters, 1817

SAMUEL SIBLEY; MARIA CATHERINE SIBLEY; SAMUEL JONES; his son; THOMAS JONES; JOHN ANGEL; THOMAS SMITH; JAMES DODD and EDWARD SLATER
Deluded followers of Joanna Southcott, the sham prophetess, tried for rioting, 13th of January, 1819

LEWIS LEWIS, RICHARD LEWIS, DAVID HUGHES, THOMAS VAUGHAN, DAVID THOMAS, AND OTHERS
The Merthyr Tydfil rioters, June 1831

JONATHAN SMITHERS
Executed 9th of July, 1832, for setting fire to his Shop in Oxford Street, and causing the Death of Three People

GEORGE FURSEY
Acquitted of stabbing two policement during the Calthorpe Street Riot, 30th May 1833

THOMAS MEARS AND OTHERS
The Canterbury Rioters, 31st May 1838.

THE LUDDITES
Guilty of Rioting and Administering Unlawful Oaths.

CHARLES THOMAS WHITE
Executed for Arson.

JONATHAN MARTIN
A Madman who Set Fire to York Minster.

COUNTRY RIOTS, OWING TO THE HIGH PRICE OF PROVISIONS IN THE YEAR 1766
With an Account of The Execution of Some of the Rioters

JOHN MEAD
The Boy Incendiary, Executed before Newgate, August 31, 1791, for Setting Fire to his Master's House

EDWARD M'ELROY
Indicted for Setting Fire to a Car-house

RIOTS OF THE MANCHESTER WEAVERS
The King against Hanson, Lancaster Lent Assizes, 1809

AGRICULTURAL RIOTS
The Followers of "Captain Swing"

THE REFORM RIOTS
1831-2.

THE BIRMINGHAM RIOTS
13th of July 1839

THE CHARTIST RIOTS
1839-40.

Back to Introduction