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Hawley Harvey Crippen (1862–1910) by unknown photographer, c. 1890 Getty Images

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Crippen, Hawley Harvey (1862–1910), murderer, was born in Coldwater, Michigan, the only child of storekeeper Myron Augustus Crippen (1827–1910) and his wife, Andresse Skinner (d. 1909). After studying in Michigan, London, and the Homoeopathic Hospital College, Cleveland, Ohio, he qualified as a homoeopathic doctor in 1884. In 1887 he married a nurse, ...

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Elwes [Helwys], Sir Gervase (bap. 1561, d. 1615), court official and convicted accessory to the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, was baptized at Askham, Nottinghamshire, on 1 September 1561, the eldest son of John Elwes (d. 1581) of Worlaby, Lincolnshire, and his wife, ...

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Neville George Clevely Heath (1917–1946) by unknown photographer, in or before 1946 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Heath, Neville George Clevely (1917–1946), murderer, was born on 6 June 1917 at 15 Dudley Road, Ilford, Essex, the elder son of William George Heath, a soft goods traveller, and his wife, Bessie Louise, née Clevely. His father claimed descent from James Heath...

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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 '...

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Anne Turner (1576–1615) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Turner [née Norton], Anne (1576–1615), accessory to the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, of whose origins little is known, was born on 5 January 1576 of humble parentage, and had at least one sister and one brother living at the time of her death. She entered the glittering orbit of court society in the company of her husband, ...

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See Königsmark [Coningsmark], Karl Johann, Count Königsmark in the Swedish nobility

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Wall, Joseph (1737–1802), army officer and murderer, was born in Dublin, the eldest son of Gereld or Garrett Wall, a well-to-do tenant farmer on the estate of Sir John Denny Vesey, second baronet, near Abbeyleix in Queen's county. Details of his early life are sparse. His family were Roman Catholic but he and his brothers converted to protestantism. Most accounts state that at the age of fifteen he attended ...

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Joseph Wall (1737–1802) by Thomas Rowlandson, 1802 by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland