THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Swindlers and Forgers

MARY CARLETON, THE GERMAN PRINCESS
A Kentish Adventuress who travelled the Continent, acquired several Husbands, and was executed on 22nd of January, 1673, for returning from Transportation

THOMAS RUMBOLD
Who, if all the Stories about him be true, was a very notable Cheat. Executed in 1689

OLD MOBB
A Highwayman who took to cheating the Citizens of London. Executed 30th of May, 1690

MADAM MARY BUTLER
Mistress of the Duke of Buckingham, fined Five Hundred Pounds for forging a Bond for Forty Thousand Pounds, and died in Newgate Prison in 1692

DR FRANCIS SALISBURY AND THOMAS HOUGHTON
Executed at Tyburn, 3rd of November, 1697, for forging a Sixpenny Stamp

JOHN BELLINGHAM
Son of a Justice, who took to the Highway, and was executed 27th of October, 1699, for Forgery

WILLIAM MORELL
A "Cavalier" Doctor and Fraudulent Impersonator, who continued his Cheats even after his Death in 1700

JOHN LARKIN
Who committed so many Forgeries and Cheats that he had not Time to confess them all before he died, on 19th of April, 1700

TOM SHARP
Resourceful Thief, Coiner and Trickster. Executed in Long Acre on 22nd September, 1704

WILL CHANCE
Robbed his Uncle by Forgery, and then turned Footpad. Was executed at Tyburn in April, 1715

BARBARA SPENCER
Executed at Tyburn on the 5th of July, 1721, for Coining. She was probably the first Woman to suffer the Death Penalty for what was regarded as Treason

ALEXANDER DAY, Alias MARMADUKE DAVENPORT, ESQ.
A Sharper

ROBERT HARPHAM
Under the Pretence of making Buttons he made Coins, and was executed at Tyburn, 24th of May, 1725

JOSEPH JOHNSON
Pickpocket and "Esquire," who swindled many Farmers and was executed at Tyburn, 19th of July, 1738, at the Age of Sixty

WILLIAM NEWINGTON
A Writer, who forged a Draft for One Hundred and Twenty Pounds and was executed at Tyburn on 26th of August, 1738

THOMAS LYELL AND LAWRENCE SYDNEY
Swindlers, who cheated with Loaded Dice and were pilloried for Fraud, 2nd of June, 1742

ROBERT RAMSEY
Highwayman, and a singular Cheat. Executed at Tyburn on the 13th of June, 1742

GEORGE LANCASTER
Executed at Tyburn, 16th of November, 1747, for forging a Seaman's Will, in order to rob his Wife and Child

JOHN PARKES
Executed at Tyburn, March 14, 1748, for forging an order on a silversmith, for unwrought silver.

JOHN YOUNG
Executed for Forgery, at Edinburgh, 19th December, 1748

ROBERT COX
Late Captain's Clerk of the Royal George Man-of-War. Executed at Winchester, 1st of September, 1749, for Forging Seamen's Tickets

WILLIAM SMITH
A Captain's Clerk in the Royal Navy, Forger of Seamen's Tickets; Executed at Tyburn, October 3, 1750.

RICHARD BUTLER
Executed at Tyburn, February 10, 1751, for forgery.

WILLIAM PARSONS, ESQ.
Eldest Son of a Baronet, who became a Swindler and Highway Robber, and was executed for returning from Transportation, 11th of February, 1751

WILLIAM BAKER
A City Merchant, executed at Tyburn, 31st of December, 1751, for forging an East India Warrant in order to avoid Bankruptcy

WILLIAM CHANDLER
A singularly artful villain, transported in the year 1751, for perjury.

WILLIAM STROUD
A Notorious Impostor, who was Six Times whipped through the Streets of Westminster, in the Month of March, 1752

WILLIAM ADAMS
A Custom-House Officer in London, executed at Tyburn on 18th of May, 1757, for Forgery

RICHARD HUGHES
Executed at Tyburn, May 18, 1757, for forgery.

JOHN AYLIFFE, ESQ.
Commissary of Musters in the War Office. Executed at Tyburn, 7th of November, 1759, for Forgery

JOHN PERROTT
A Bankrupt, who refused to make Full Disclosures of his Effects, and was executed in Smithfield, 11th of November, 1761

JAMES FARR, WILLIAM SPARRY AND WILLIAM BIDDLE
Executed at Tyburn, 10th November, 1762 for forging a Will

JOHN RICE
A City Stockbroker, executed at Tyburn, 4th of May, 1763, for Forgery

SAMUEL ORTON
Clerk to the Court of Requests, executed 14th of January,1767, for forging Two Letters of Attorney, in the Name of Captain Bishop, by means of which he received One Thousand Pounds from the Bank of England

JAMES GIBSON
A Gentleman, executed at Tyburn, 23rd of March, 1768, for Forgery on the Bank of England

JAMES BOLLAND
A Sheriff Officer, and a most unconscionable Villain, executed at Tyburn, 18th of March, 1772, for Forgery

JONATHAN BRITAIN
A plausible Rascal, who was executed at Bristol, 15th of May, 1772, for Forgery

SAMUEL ROBERTS and THOMAS BACCHUS
Hanged for High Treason, in counterfeiting the current Coin of this Realm.

ELIZABETH HARRIET GREEVE
A clever Swindler, transported for Felony, in the Year 1773

DANIEL AND ROBERT PERREAU
Twin Brothers, who, though popularly believed to be innocent, were executed at Tyburn, 17th of January, 1776, for Forgery

MARGARET CAROLINE RUDD
Tried for Forgery and acquitted

DAVID BROWN DIGNUM
Convicted, 5th of April, 1777, of fraudulently pretending to sell Places under Government, and sentenced to Hard Labour on the Thames

DR WILLIAM DODD
Doctor of Divinity, Prebendary of Brecon, Chaplain-in-Ordinary to his Majesty, and Minister to the Magdalen Hospital. Executed at Tyburn, 27th of June, 1777, for Forgery

JOHN HARRISON
An Assurance Corporation Accountant, who was convicted of Forgery in 1777, but afterwards received his Majesty's Pardon

JAMES ELLIOT
Executed at Maidstone, in March, 1778, for a Forgery on the Bank of England, attended with Circumstances which were left to the Twelve Judges for determination

JAMES MATHISON
Who forged Bank-Notes so cleverly that they could not be distinguished from Genuine Ones. Executed at Tyburn, 28th of July, 1779

WILLIAM WYNNE RYLAND
Engraver to his Majesty. Executed at Tyburn, in August, 1783, for forging a Bill of Exchange

RICHARD CARPENTER
Convicted at the Lent Assizes, 1785, Hampshire, of forging Seamen's Wills and executed at Winchester

CHARLES PRICE
A Notorious Swindler and Bank-Note Forger, who committed Suicide in 1786

THOMAS DENTON
His Misapplied Talents led to his Downfall, and he was executed before Newgate, 1st of July, 1789 for making Base Coin

THOMAS PHIPPS, ESQ., AND THOMAS PHIPPS, HIS SON
Executed for a Forgery committed by the Younger Man, who exonerated his Father, 5th of September, 1789

SAMUEL HINCHCLIFFE
Convicted at the Westminster Sessions in January, 1790, Imprisoned and publicly whipped for a Fraudulent Trick

JOHN DYER
A Westminster Schoolboy, executed at Newgate, 5th of August, 1790, for Forgery

LAURENCE JONES
A Notorious Swindler, sentenced to Death in 1793, but who hanged himself Three Days before the Date of his Execution

HENRY WESTON
Betrayed his Employer's Confidence, committed Forgery, and was executed before Newgate, 6th of July, 1796

JOSEPH HODGES AND RICHARD PROBIN
Convicted at the Old Bailey, 1796, of a Confidence Trick called Cross-Dropping, and sentenced to Transportation

ROBERT LADBROKE TROYT
A Boy of Seventeen, executed before Newgate, 28th of November, 1798, for Forgery, his First Offence

HENRY COCK
Executed before Newgate, 23rd of June, 1802 for Forgery, whereby he swindled his Benefactor's Estate

JOHN HATFIELD
"The Keswick Impostor." Executed at Carlisle, 3rd of September, 1803, for Forgery; with Particulars of the once celebrated "Beauty of Buttermere," a victim to his Villainy.

ANN HURLE
Executed before Newgate, 8th of February, 1804, for Forgery, at the Age of Twenty-two

HENRY PERFECT
A most plausible Begging-Letter Swindler, transported to Botany Bay, in April, 1805

JOHN DOCKE ROUVELETT ALIAS ROMNEY
After maliciously prosecuting a Woman he was executed at Ilchester, at the Summer Assizes, 1806, in Somersetshire, for Forgery

JOHN BIGG
Convicted of Altering a Bank Note

JOHN ANDREWS
Executed for Forgery, 23d of March, 1752

JOHN BRETT
Executed For Forgery.

JOHN KELLO
Executed for Forgery, 13th October 1755

MICHAEL SAMPSON
Forger, whose Death Sentence Was Commuted to Transportation because he Had Saved a Nobleman's Servants from Drowning

EDWARD BIRCH AND MATTHEW MARTIN
Executed for Forgery, 2nd January, 1772

ROBERT POWEL
Executed for Forgery, 2nd January, 1772

HYMAN ISAACKS
An English Jew, Executed at Ostend, in the year 1777, for Forging on the Bank of England

JOSHUA CROMPTON
Executed at Gangly-Green, near Guildford, in Surrey, July 31, 1778, for Forging Bank of England Notes

JOHN LEE, ESQ.
Who, from the Honourable Post of Captain in the British Army, Degenerated into the Humiliating Employ of a Strolling Player, wherein he Committed Forgery; and for which he was Executed at Tyburn, on the fourth of March, 1784

ROBERT JAQUES
Convicted at the Old Bailey, July 11, 1790, of Being a Party in a Conspiracy against the Warden of the Fleet Prison, and Sentenced to be Imprisoned and Pilloried

SAMUEL BURR
Convicted of a Forgery, in the year 1787

JEREMIAH READING
The Scape-goat of Swindlers, Convicted of Forgery at the Old Bailey, the Judgment Arrested, and the Condemned Pardoned

FRANCIS FINLAY
Convicted at the December Sessions, at the Old Bailey, in 1802, and Executed for Forgery

MARY PARNELL
Executed at Newgate, July 12, 1804, for Forgery

JOHN ROGER TURNER
Executed at the Old Bailey, May 5, 1805, for Forgery

JOHN HARDING
Executed before Newgate, November 13, 1805, for Forgery

WILLIAM HONEYMAN
The Young Swindler; Convicted of Forgery at the Lent Assizes, 1806, for Kent, and Executed upon Pennenden Heath

EDWARD WILLIAM ROBERTS, DAVID MAITLAND, AND SAMUEL COLE
Convicted at the Lent Assizes for Hertford, 1809, and Pilloried for a Conspiracy

JOHN TROY
Executed before Newgate, for Forgery, 3rd July 1805

GEORGE RICHARD WALKER AND CHRISTOPHER DODDS
Executed before Newgate, for Forgery, 11th June, 1806

ALEXANDER DAVISON
Convicted of a Fraud to a Large Amount upon Government

JOHN ANNIS
A ship broker, convicted of Fraud, 14th of January, 1809

HENRY GAWLER
A Clerk in the Navy Office, Convicted the 11th of April, 1808, of a Fraud

CHARLES BENNETT
Sentenced to Three Months Imprisonment in the House of Correction, for Defrauding his Employers of Sixpence

JOHN ALMOND
Convicted at the December Sessions, 1807, of forging a Will, and executed before Newgate

RICHARD OWEN
Convicted of Cross-Dropping, and sentenced to Transportation, at the Old Bailey, January Sessions, 1808

JOHN NICHOLLS
A Wholesale Bank-Note Forger, convicted at the January Sessions at the Old Bailey, 1809, and executed before Newgate

MARGARET CRIMES ALIAS BARRINGTON
Executed before Newgate, 22nd of February, 1809, for taking a False Oath, and thereby obtaining Letters of Administration to the Effects of a Soldier

RICHARD TURNER
A Young but Artful Swindler, transported to Botany Bay for Fourteen years for cheating a Young Lady

EDWARD WILLIAM ROBERTS, -- BROWN, and DOROTHY COLE, alias MRS BROWN
Convicted in the Court of King's Bench, of a conspiracy, and the two first imprisoned and pilloried

RICHARD VALENTINE THOMAS
Executed at the New Prison, in Horsemonger Lane, 3rd of September, 1810, for Forgery

THOMAS KIMPTON
Convicted at the Middlesex Sessions, December, 1810 of a Violent Assault on a Juryman of the Court Leet, and sentenced to Imprisonment

RICHARD ARMITAGE AND C. THOMAS
Clerks in the Bank of England, executed before Newgate, 24th of June, 1811, for Forgery

MARY GREEN
Convicted of putting off Base Coin, and sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment, 5th of April, 1811

THOMAS LEACH AND ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE
The Former transported for uttering Forged Bank-Notes, and the Latter condemned to Death, July, 1811

AGNES ADAMS
Convicted at the Middlesex Sessions, 1811, and sentenced to Six Months' Imprisonment for uttering a "Bank of Fleet" Note

WILLIAM ROGERS
Overseer of Carpenters, employed at the Lyceum Theatre, transported, October Sessions, 1811, for embezzling Timber, and making False Charges to his Employer

TUCKER, THE MOCK PARSON
Convicted at the Middlesex Sessions, 2nd of November, 1811, for swindling a Victualler of his Wine, and transported for Seven Years

COLONEL BROWNE
An American Loyalist, convicted in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster, 21st of February, 1812, of Forgery at Common Law, and Sentenced to Imprisonment in Newgate

BENJAMIN WALSH, ESQ., M.P.
Convicted in 1812 of feloniously stealing a Large Sum of Money from Sir Thomas Plomer, his Majesty's Solicitor-General, and pardoned on a Case reserved for the Opinion of the Twelve Judges

GEORGE SKENE
Chief Clerk of the Queen Square Police Office, Westminster. Executed before Newgate, 18th of March, 1812, for Forgery

THOMAS BROCK, JOHN PELHAM, and MICHAEL POWER
Convicted of Coining, 25th of September, 1816

HENRY FAUNTLEROY
A Partner in a Leading Banking-House, who forged Securities of the Value of One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds, and was executed at Newgate on 30th of November, 1824

JOSEPH HUNTON
A Wealthy Quaker, who committed a Series of Forgeries in the City of London, and was executed 8th of December, 1828

JOSEPH PLANT STEVENS
A Trickster, who was transported for robbing a Guileless Farmer, 25th of May, 1831

JOHN MINTER HART
A Cheating Money-Lender, who was transported for Life, 16th of December, 1836, for forging a Bill of Exchange

LEVI MORTGEN AND JOSEPH LUPPA
Two Swindling Jews, transported for Seven Years for a Conspiracy to defraud

FREDERICK SMITH ALIAS HENRY ST JOHN
Convicted at the Old Bailey, and sentenced to Transportation for a Curious Kind of Fraud

THOMAS CHARLES FITZHUE SANDON, ESQ.
Transported for Fraud.

JOHN HILL WAGSTAFF,
Executed for Forgery.

HENRY SAVARY,
Convicted of Forgery.

JOHN PEELE, alias GEORGE WATSON
Executed for Forgery.

CAPTAIN JOHN BURGH MONTGOMERY, alias COLONEL WALLACE, alias COLONEL MORGAN
Convicted of Forgery, but Poisoned Himself the Night before his Execution.

RICHARD GIFFORD
Executed for Forgery.

RICHARD COSTER
Transported for Forgery after a Long Career as a Crooked Businessman.

ROBERT BALLS, THOMAS HARRIS, and MORDECAI MOSES.
Transported for Forgery.

GEORGE EDWARD PEACOCK.
Transported for Forgery.

GEORGE DARWELL.
Convicted of Embezzling Money to Give to the Mother of his Child.

JOHN TURNER FLYNN
Convicted of Forgery and Transported for Life, 11th April, 1840

RICHARD MOORE
Transported for Forgery.

RICHARD VALENTINE THOMAS,
Executed for Forgery

RICHARD ANDREWS AND ALEXANDER HALL,
Transported for Fraud

WILLIAM HEBBERFIELD,
Executed for Forgery.

WILLIAM BOOTH
Executed for Forgery.

ROBERT KENNETT,
Executed for Forgery.

WILLIAM BADCOCK, R. BRADY, Alias OXFORD BOB, AND S. HILL
Executed for Forgery.

DAVID SPREADBURY,
Executed for Forgery.

THOMAS FOSS,
Executed for Forgery

JOHN DREW MAY,
Executed for Forgery.

MAJOR J. G. SEMPLE, ALIAS LISLE
Several Times Convicted of Swindling and Theft.

WILLIAM BRADFORD
Executed for Forgery.

DR. LAURENCE HYNES HALLORAN
Transported For Forging A Frank.

JOHN DRISCOL, WILLIAM WELLER, & GEORGE CASHMAN
Executed for Forgery.

RICHARD BOWERS
Transported for "Duffing."

THOMAS NUGENT, & JOHN & WILLIAM FOLKARD,
Pilloried for Attempting to Defraud the Creditors of John Folkard.

ADMIRAL BRADLEY
Transported for Forgery.

JOHN KINNEAR, MOSELY WOOLF, AND LEWIS LEVY,
Convicted of Conspiracy.

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