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Bingham, (Richard) John, seventh earl of Lucan (b. 1934, d. in or after 1974), suspected murderer, was born on 18 December 1934 at 19 Bentinck Street, Marylebone, elder son of (George Charles) Patrick Bingham, sixth earl of Lucan (1898–1964), and of Kaitilin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (1900–1985)...

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(Richard) John Bingham, seventh earl of Lucan (b. 1934, d. in or after 1974) by Bassano © reserved; photograph Camera Press, London / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richardson, William (b. 1796/7, d. after 1846), astronomer and accused murderer, was born in Pocklington, Yorkshire. With his friend and future brother-in-law William Rogerson of Leeds, he arrived in London without connections, but found temporary employment as a computer at James South's first observatory in ...

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Shipman, Harold Frederick (1946–2004), mass murderer, was born on 14 January 1946 at 163 Longmead Drive, Edwards Lane, Nottingham, the eldest son (and second of three children) of Harold Frederick Shipman (1914–1985), lorry driver, and his wife, Vera, née Britton (1919–1963), daughter of a bricklayer's labourer. His family was the epitome of working-class decency: his father was quiet, neat, and conscientious; his mother was respectful, house-proud, and wanted her children to better themselves. She encouraged her son—who was always known to his family and contemporaries as ...

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Smith [married names Wardle, Sheehy], Madeleine Hamilton (1835/6–1928), accused poisoner, was born in 1835 or in the first quarter of 1836, eldest of three daughters and two sons of James Smith (1808–1863), a rich Glasgow architect, and his wife, the daughter of ...