Murderers

From The Gentlemans Magazine, April 1765 "Sunday 14, The murder of Mrs Ruscombe and her maid was found out; the maid let in a female acquaintance unknown to her mistress, and this acquaintance let in two fellows, unknown to the maid. They all three murdered the maid first, and then the mistress. This abandoned creature, … Continue reading Murderers

Advertisements

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

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