Newgate Prison Calendar

Middlesex Prisoners for Trial.

No. Name Age. Trade &c. By whom & when committed. Offence charged with. No. When Tried. Before whom. Verdict. Sentence.
170 John Bishop 33 Labourer G.R.Minshull, Esq.,, The wilful murder of Charles Ferrier 170 Dec 2 Lord Chief Justice Tindale All Guilty Death
James May 30 Butcher
And Thomas Williams 26 Bricklayer
Bishop and Williams ditto The wilful murder of Frances Pickburn.
– Detained


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