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Annesley, Richard, sixth earl of Anglesey (bap. 1693, d. 1761), kidnapper and bigamist, was baptized on 26 November 1693 at St Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, the third son of Dr Richard Annesley (1654/5–1701), dean of Exeter, from c.1700 third Baron Altham, and his wife, ...


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George Joseph Smith (1872–1915) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London


Smith, George Joseph (1872–1915), bigamist and murderer, was born on 11 January 1872 at 92 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, the son of George Thomas Smith, insurance agent, and his wife, Louisa Gibson. Little is known about his early life. Caroline Thornhill, his first known spouse, maintained that he was sent to a reformatory in ...