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Aram, Eugene (bap. 1704, d. 1759), murderer and philologist, was born at Ramsgill and baptized on 2 October 1704 at Middlesmoor, West Riding of Yorkshire. Little is known of his mother, but his father, Peter Aram (bap. 1667, d. 1735), employed as gardener to ...


Hopley, Thomas (1819–1876), schoolmaster and convicted homicide, was born at Whitstable, Kent, on 15 February 1819, the third of the four children of Edward Hopley (1780–1841), retired naval surgeon, and his wife, Catherine Cooper Prat (1792–1878), who was descended from a clerical dynasty connected with ...


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Watson, John Selby (bap. 1804, d. 1884), scholar and murderer, baptized at Crayford church on 30 December 1804, is stated to have been the son of humble parents in Scotland. He was educated at first by his grandfather, and then at Trinity College, Dublin...