Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 The Newgate Calendar: entries before 1700

The Newgate Calendar: pre-1700

A chronological list of all entries in the Newgate Calendar before 1700 A.D.

THOMAS DUN
Head of a Gang of Outlaws, on Account of whom King Henry I. is credibly supposed to have built Dunstable. Executed Piecemeal.

SIR GOSSELIN DENVILLE
Head of a Gang of Robbers who had the audacity, so it is said, to hold up King Edward II.

ALICE ARDEN of FEVERSHAM
Executed with her lover Mosbie and Others in the Year 1551 for the Murder of her Husband

LORD STOURTON AND FOUR OF HIS SERVANTS
Executed 6th of March, 1556, for the Murder Of William Hartgill, Esq., and his Son John, of Kilmington, Somerset, after an implacable Persecution

THOMAS WYNNE
Housebreaker and Palacebreaker, whom Conscience made confess a Murder twenty years afterwards. Executed in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth

ALISTER MACGREGOR
Who, for slaughtering the Laird of Luss's Friends, caused the Name of Macgregor to be abolished. Executed in 1604

ROBERT CREIGHTON, BARON OF SANQUIRE
Executed in 1612 for the Murder of John Turner, who had accidentally put out one of his Eyes

SAWNEY BEAN
An incredible Monster who, with his Wife, lived by Murder and Cannibalism in a Cave. Executed at Leith with his whole Family in the Reign of James I

THOMAS WITHERINGTON, JONATHAN WOODWARD AND JAMES PHILPOT
Who, in the Reign of King James I. were the first to hear the Exhortation of the Bellman of St Sepulchre's

ARTHUR NORCOTT AND MARY NORCOTT, HIS MOTHER
Executed in 1629 for the Murder of the former's Wife after the Test of touching the Body

WALTER TRACEY
To whom is attributed a poetic Encounter with Ben Jonson. Executed in 1634 after a Robbery On the Duke Of Buckingham

SAWNEY CUNNINGHAM
An abandoned Villain who inveigled and murdered his Wife's Lover, murdered his Uncle, terrorised the Country-side, and was executed at Leith, 12th of April, I635

ISAAC ATKINSON
A Highwayman who specialised in robbing Lawyers. Hanged at Tyburn in 1640

PATRICK FLEMMING
An Irish Highwayman who held Sway near the Bog of Allen and, after numerous Murders, was executed On 24th of April, 1650

CAPTAIN ZACHARY HOWARD
A Royalist who lost his Estates and turned Highwayman. Executed 1652

CAPTAIN JAMES HIND
A Famous Highwayman who robbed Roundheads and even made an Attempt on Cromwell. Executed 24th of September, 1652

CAPTAIN PHILIP STAFFORD
Whose Patrimony being sequestered by the Roundheads took to the Highway and was hanged at Reading

MAJOR GEORGE STRANGWAYES
Executed 28th of February, 1658, for the Murder of the Man who married his Sister

GILDER-ROY
A most barbarous Murderer of his Mother and Sister, who led a bloodthirsty Gang of Outlaws in Scotland and hanged a Judge. Executed in April, 1658

THOMAS GRAY
Nephew to the Exeter Hangman, who turned Thief and Highwayman, and ended by marrying an Heiress. His Autobiography written about 1660

JOHN, RICHARD AND JOAN PERRY
Mother and Sons, executed in 1661 on the false Statement of the First for the alleged Murder of Mr William Harrison, who appeared alive two Years later after strange Adventures

COLONEL JAMES TURNER
A Spendthrift London Merchant, against whom three Robberies from other Merchants were proved. Executed 21st of January, 1663

MOSES DRAYNE
Ostler, hanged at Brentwood in 1667 for the Murder (by a Chelmsford Innkeeper and his Family some Years before) of Thomas Kidderminster, a Guest.

MARY FRITH OTHERWISE MOLL CUTPURSE
A famous Master-Thief and an Ugly, who dressed like a Man, and died in 1663

SAWNY DOUGLAS
A Scottish Highwayman who laid England under toll, and took a Copy of "Chevy Chase" to Tyburn when he was hanged on 10th of September, 1664

JAMES BATSON
A Rogue who became a pretty Soldier and saw much of Europe, finally dying by the Rope at home in 1666

THOMAS SAVAGE
A Profligate Apprentice who murdered a Fellow-Servant, was executed twice, and finally buried 28th of October, 1668

THE REV. ROBERT HAWKINS
The Subject of a foul Conspiracy on the Part of Henry Larrimore and Sir John Croke that failed at Aylesbury Assizes, 11th of March, 1669

STEPHEN EATON, GEORGE ROADES AND SARAH SWIFT
Executed 14th of July, 1669, for the Murder of the Rev. John Talbot; their Accomplice, Henry Prichard, being reprieved

CLAUDE DU VALL
A Frenchman who, coming to England, became by his Politeness and Gallantry on the Road the Romantic Darling of the Ladies. Executed 21st of January, 1670

THOMAS WILMOT
A Notorious Highwayman who hated and maltreated Women. Executed 30th of April, 1670

THOMAS BLOOD, GENERALLY CALLED COLONEL BLOOD
Who stole the Crown from the Tower of London on 9th of May, 1671

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

ANDREW RUTHERFORD OF TOWNHEAD
Executed for the Murder of James Douglass, Brother to Sir William Douglass of Cavers, on 25th of November, 1674

GEORGE CLERK AND JOHN RAMSAY
Executed 1st of March, 1675, for poisoning John Anderson, an Edinburgh Merchant; Kennedy, the Chemist's Apprentice who supplied them, being banished

PHILIP, EARL OF PEMBROKE AND MONTGOMERY
Tried for the Murder of Nathaniel Cony by his Brother Peers in 1678 and found guilty of Manslaughter later

THE REV. ROBERT FOULKES
Executed 31st of January, 1679, for the Murder of his newly-born Babe

CAPTAIN RICHARD DUDLEY
[Note: The two versions of this man's life given in different editions are so dissimilar that they may be two different men. Both are given here]

CAPTAIN VRATZ, JOHN STERN AND GEORGE BOROSKY
Foreigners who murdered Thomas Thynn, Esq., in Pall Mall, on behalf, it was alleged, of Count Coningsmark. Executed 10th of March, 1682

WILLIAM NEVISON
A Highwayman who, dying Of the Plague as was thought, reappeared as his own Ghost, and was finally executed at York in 1684

JOHN COTTINGTON ALIAS MUL-SACK
Chimney-Sweep, Pickpocket and Highwayman, who brought off some big Coups. Executed in April, 1685

EDWARD AND JOAN BRACEY
Who robbed on the Highway together, the Woman being executed in 1685 and the Man being killed by a Gunshot Wound

JONATHAN SIMPSON
A Highwayman who was witty with a Halter round his Neck and, being reprieved, found that Newgate would not have him. Executed 8th of September, 1686

WILLIAM CADY
A Highwayman who shot a Woman before the Eyes of her Husband for the Wedding-Ring she had swallowed. Executed in 1687

PHILIP STANSFIELD, SON OF SIR JAMES STANSFIELD
Executed 15th of February, 1688, for the Murder of his Father and for High Treason

JOHN CHISLIE OF DALRY
Hanged 3rd of April, 1689, for the Murder of the Right Hon. Sir George Lockhart, of Cornwath, Lord President of the Court of Sessions, after being tortured under a Special Act

WILLIAM BEW
Who practised the Art of Flattery on the Highway. Executed 17th of April, 1689

PATRICK O'BRYAN
Hanged once for Highway Robbery, but lived to rob and murder the Man for whom he had been executed. Finally hanged 30th of April, 1689

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

WILLIAM DAVIS, THE GOLDEN FARMER
Who was Farmer and Highwayman for Forty-two Years without his Neighbours suspecting. Executed 20th of December, 1689

JACK BIRD
A Highwayman who boxed an Earl's Chaplain for Twenty Guineas. Executed 12th of March, 1690

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

TOM KELSEY
An audacious young Thief who robbed the Tent of King William in Flanders and stabbed a Newgate Turnkey. Executed 13th Of June, 1690

SIR JOHN JOHNSTON
Executed at Tyburn, 23rd of December, 1690 , for assisting to steal an Heiress

JACOB HALSEY
The Quaker Highwayman, who after being fooled by a "Spirit" led a Life of Crime, and was executed at Maidstone in April, 1691

WILL MACQUEER
Who stole the Lord Chancellor's Mace and delighted in robbing Army Officers on the Highway. Executed at Tyburn, 1st of May, 1691

TOM COX
A Handsome Highwayman who robbed the King's Jester and even held up men of his own Trade. Executed 3rd of June, 1691

JACK COLLET ALIAS COLE
Highwayman, who robbed in the Habit of a Bishop. Executed at Tyburn, 5th of July, 1691, for Sacrilegious Burglary

TOM WATERS
Highwayman, who held up Gipsies, robbed a Vice-Admiral, and was executed on 17th of July, 1691

MOLL JONES
Who became a Shoplifter for Love of her Husband. Executed at Tyburn 18th of December, 1691

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

HENRY HARRISON, GENT
Sentenced to Death 6th of April, 1692, for strangling Dr Clenche in a Coach

JOCELIN HARWOOD
Highwayman, who committed such Barbarous Murders that his Associates gave him up to Justice. Executed in 1692

SIMON FLETCHER
A most expert Pickpocket, who captained the Thieves of London. Executed in 1692

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

WILLIAM JONES (ALIAS GOODWIN) AND JOHN BARBER
Two Highwaymen caught at the same Robbery and &executed together on 26th of July, 1693

JAMES LEONARD
Eighteen-year-old Highwayman, who tried to cut the Fatal Rope, and died with a Laugh in 1693

EDWARD HINTON
Highwayman, who was such a Danger to Society that he was condemned and executed on the same Day, in 1694

TOM AUSTIN
Highwayman, guilty of unparalleled Butchery. He murdered his Aunt, Wife and Seven Children. Executed in August, 1694

JAMES WHITNEY
Notorious Highwayman, who believed in dressing well. Executed at Smithfield, 19th of December, 1694

GEORGE SEAGER
A Rogue of a Soldier, who deserted from Johnny Gibson's Regiment and turned Burglar. Executed 27th of January, 1697

WILLIAM JOYCE
A Chawbacon who, coming to London, was fleeced, so took to fleecing Others. Executed in July, 1696

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

WILL HOLLYDAY
Captain of the Ragged Regiment of the Black Guards, which Commission he threw up to take to the Highway. Executed 22nd of December, 1697

JOHN SHORTER
Highwayman, who conspired a Revolt in Newgate and saw the Ghost of another Malefactor there. Executed 22nd of December, 1697

SPENCER COWPER, ESQ.; JOHN MARSON, ELLIS STEVENS AND WILLIAM ROGERS, GENTS.
Tried for murder at Hertford Assizes and acquitted, 16th of July, 1699

TOM ROWLAND
Who worked the Highway disguised as a Woman for Eighteen Years. Executed 24th of October, 1699

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