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The Child Strippers

May 1838 Kate Lang and Nell Duff were child strippers. Other accomplices were Mary Joice, Margaret Joice, Robina Finnie. 18 months each at the trial.

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The White Coffin

February 1837. With Mulholland catch Andrew Ireland, John Templeton and David Toppen stealing hens. They get  9, 6 and 4 months jail. Andrew Ireland escapes the jail. Some time later there is a theft from Robb and Whittens silversmiths in … Continue reading

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The Widows Last Shilling

1845 August.  Mary Anne Stewart 5 times convicted pickpocket William Walker and James M’Guire are the accomplices.Stole 10 shillings from an old lady as she comes out the Equitable Loan Company. 10 years transportation for Mary and 7 years each … Continue reading

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The Cobblers Knife

1835. William Wright a shoemaker in Fountain Close kills James Imrie after a dream that he is stabbed by the same man. James Imrie is taken to the Royal Infirmary but dies the next morning. Sentanced to 14 years penal … Continue reading

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