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  SP9/251/213; account of an offender who was hanged
 
 

SP9/251/213; account of an offender who was hanged. The "Ordinary of Newgate" was the prison chaplain (as we would now call him) of Newgate Prison. He made extra money by publishing accounts of the "behaviour, confessions and dying speeches" of those he accompanied to the gallows at Tyburn. This source describes an offender who was hanged, along with five others, at Tyburn, on 13th December, 1706.

 
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Note what the "Ordinary" is trying to do: get the accused to confess so that they would be able to get into heaven.

 
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