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date: 03 March 2021

Haggart, Davidlocked

(1801–1821)
  • F. H. Groome
  • , revised by J. Gilliland

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Haggart, David (1801–1821), thief and murderer, was born at Golden Acre, Cannon Mills, Edinburgh, on 24 June 1801, according to his own account. He was the son of John Haggart, a dog trainer and gamekeeper. He kept the kennels and was sometimes taken as a gillie to work in the highlands for the gentry, who tipped him lavishly. It was to the fact that he early became used to having money to spend that he attributed his downfall, saying '...

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