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Ellis [née Neilson], Ruth (1926–1955), nightclub hostess and convicted murderer, was born on 9 October 1926 at 74 West Parade, Rhyl, north Wales, the fourth of six children of Arthur Neilson (formerly Hornby), musician, and his wife, Elisaberta Goodall, a seamstress.

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Ruth Ellis (1926–1955) by unknown photographer, 1955 Getty Images

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King, Robert, second earl of Kingston (1754–1799), accused murderer and property developer, was the eldest son of Edward King, first earl of Kingston (1726–1797), then MP for Boyle and later for co. Sligo, and his wife, Jane (d. 1784), illegitimate daughter of ...

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Savage, Thomas (1651/2–1668), apprentice and murderer, was said to have been born in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London. All that is known about his early life is that his father, John, a brewer or alehouse keeper, died when he was young, his mother remarried, and his parents 'endeavoured to have their son well-educated' (...

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Thornton, Abraham (c. 1793–1860), bricklayer and accused murderer, was the son of a builder of Castle Bromwich. He was accused of rape and murder after attending a dance where he became intimate with a gardener's daughter named Mary Ashford. They left the dance together and her body was found the next morning in a deep pool of water near a local footpath. ...

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Todd, Sweeney [called the Demon Barber of Fleet Street] (supp. fl. 1784), legendary murderer and barber, may have his source in a murder reported in the London Chronicle of 2 December 1784. It related that a 'Journeyman Barber that lives near Hyde Park...