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Cream, Thomas Neill (1850–1892), doctor and murderer, was born in Glasgow on 27 May 1850, the eldest son of William Henry Cream (c.1823–c.1891) and Mary Elder. The family emigrated to Canada, where William became manager of Gilmour & Co....

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Daniel McNaughtan (1802/33–1865) by unknown engraver, pubd 1843 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McNaughtan [McNaghten], Daniel (1802/3–1865), criminal lunatic, born in Scotland (probably in Glasgow), was a wood-turner and political radical in Glasgow prior to the events of 20 January 1843 which earned him a place in the legal history of the plea of insanity, as the eponymist of the ...

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Palmer, William [called the Rugeley Poisoner] (1824–1856), poisoner and physician, was born in August or September 1824, at The Yard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, the fourth of five sons and two daughters of Joseph Palmer (1777–1836), a rich timber merchant, and his wife, Sarah Bentley (1793–1861)...

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Pritchard, Edward William (1825–1865), surgeon and poisoner, son of Captain John White Pritchard RN, was born at Southsea, Hampshire, on 6 December 1825. He was educated in London and Paris, and apprenticed in September 1840 to Edward and Charles Scott, surgeons, in Portsmouth...

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Ruxton, Buck (1899–1936), physician and murderer, was originally named Bukhtyar Rustomji Rantanji Hakim. A Parsi native of Bombay, he was a bachelor of medicine of the universities of Bombay and London, and a bachelor of surgery at the University of Bombay. After qualifying in 1922 he served in the Indian Medical Service (IMS) at ...

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Tata [married name Lam], Mithan Ardeshir [Mithibai] (1898–1981), social reformer and barrister, was born in Maharashtra in west India, on 2 March 1898, the daughter of the social reformer Herabai Tata, and her husband, the industrialist Ardeshir Bejonji Tata...