The Annual Register for the Year 1767, 7th November

From The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1767 7th November "...about eleven o'clock in the morning, he was fetched out of gaol, and taken to Petsarn [Pensarn], the place of execution; but was very desirous of being hanged within the walls of the castle, which was … Continue reading The Annual Register for the Year 1767, 7th November

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The Annual Register for the year 1767, 14th February

14th February 1767 The following account is given of Mr. Higgins, who was lately committed to the castle of Gloucester. ┬áThat he was born at Cradley near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. ┬áHe lived for some time at Knutsford, in Cheshire, where he married a woman of a very good family; that in October 1765, he had … Continue reading The Annual Register for the year 1767, 14th February

A Report of the Murder of Mrs Ruscombe and her Maid

In the Gentleman's Magazine, October 1764, between a report on the tide and one on the price of hops, lies the following report on the murder of Mrs. Ruscombe and her maid: "Mrs. Frances Ruscombe and her maid, were most barbarously murdered at her house on College-Green, Bristol, in the open day, by persons unknown, … Continue reading A Report of the Murder of Mrs Ruscombe and her Maid