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Your search for posts with tags containing Hangings found 19 posts

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 19, 1769). “AMERICAN PAPER HANGINGS, MANUFACTURED in Philadelphia.” Like many other advertisers, Plunket Fleeson, an upholsterer, launched...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2019

Peeling a Charley

“Peel kicks a lean old watchman behind, and drags from his shoulders his patched and tattered coat. Just behind him (right) is a big bonfire in which a watch-box and battered lanterns are blazing; beside it lie more lanterns, a rattle, and staves....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Apr 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (September 28, 1767).“All kind of Hanging Paper, of the newest Patterns.” Prior to the Revolution, many Americans decorated their homes with wallpaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2017

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 23, 1767).“Returns his hearty thanks to those gentlemen and ladies who have favoured him with their custom.” Richard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2017

‘The Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke’, February, 1687 #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 13 February, 1687: ‘being Sunday.— At night the Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke, and 16 malefactors and robbers escapes; yet George Drummond the keeper is not quarrelled for this, tho’ Mr. John Wanse and Arthur...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Feb 2017

Four Robbers Hanged at the Gallowlee near Leith #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 11 December, 1686: ‘Ther is much robbing at this tyme, under night, both in Edinburgh and about it, by [the Earl of] Dumbarton’s sojors, &c.’ 16 December, 1686: ‘At Criminall Court ther are 4 robbers...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Dec 2016

Two Covenanters, James Nicol and William Young, Hanged in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

A fragment of information on the execution of James Nicol and William Young at the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, is found in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth under ‘27th September 1684’: ‘James Nicoll & W[illia]m Young execut in ye grasmercat...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Nov 2016

Last Dying Speeches

‘The morning dawned…the clock had just struck eight, when the voice of a man in the street fell upon his ear. He heard the following announcement:-Here is a full account of the horrible assassination committed by the miscreant William Bolter...

Dumbarton’s Gallows and the Hanging of a Highland Raider in 1687

While researching the burning of witches in Dumbarton in the late 1670s, I began to wonder where the burgh’s execution ground lay. As the head burgh of a shire, Dumbarton would have had a gallows site located somewhere outside of the burgh. Where...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jun 2015

The Execution of James Nicol and William Young in Edinburgh in 1684

John Erskine of Carnock records the execution of James Nicol, from Peebles, and William Young, from near Strathaven, in his journal under 28 August, 1684: ‘Yesterday [James] Nicoll, who was apprehended the 15th instant, at the last execution [of Andrew...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Feb 2015

The modern Puritan

A cat is hanging from a tree outside St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in Old Street, London, condemned by a man dressed as a Quaker, with a tartan cloak. The on-lookers call him a ‘Merry Andrew’ (i.e. a person who amuses others by ridiculous...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Feb 2015

The Way from Wigtown’s Gallows Hill

Where were the three Covenanters executed ‘at Wigtown’ in the summer of 1685 actually hanged? At first sight, the answer appears stunningly simple. They must have been hanged in Wigtown. However, the answer to precisely where they were hanged is a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Dec 2014

The balance of justice

“From the opposite ends of a horizontal balance hang (left) a triangle from which are suspended the corpses of thirteen sailors, and (right) the body of a military officer in uniform (Governor Wall); all have bandaged eyes. The balance hangs...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Mar 2014

The bed and the emotional landscape of the household

Angela McShane and I have worked on beds (as it were) for quite some time now and one of the things that has increasingly fascinated us is that the main bed of the household – the marital bed – was … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 16 Aug 2013

Last dying speech…of the unfortunate malefactors

An account of the execution of nine criminals on 1 December 1785: James Nesbitt, John Isaacs, George Manning alias Francis Hill, Michael Smith, William Powley, William Vandeput, Daniel East, James Beaman, and Francis Storer. The description of the crimes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jul 2013

Remarkable criminals 1713-1767 (spine title)

Bound with 27 other titles. To view other titles, search Orbis by call number: 521 6. (Local call number) Spine title: Remarkable criminals 1713-1767. A collection of pamphlets, prints (many from The Tyburn chronicles and The malefactors register),...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

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