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Duck, Ann (bap. 1717, d. 1744), criminal, was baptized on 22 July 1717 in Cheam, Surrey. Her father, John Duck, was a black man and her mother, Ann Brough, was white; they married on 12 August 1717 in St Clement Danes, Westminster. John Duck...

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See Sabini, (Charles) Darby

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Hanratty, James Francis (1936–1962), petty criminal and convicted murderer, was born on 4 October 1936 in the County Hospital, Farnborough, near Orpington, Kent, the eldest of four sons of James Hanratty (1907–1978), labourer and dustman, and his wife, Mary Wilson.

He attended St James's Roman Catholic school...

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Reynolds, Bruce Richard (1931–2013), criminal, was born on 7 September 1931 at Charing Cross Hospital, London, the son of Thomas Richard Reynolds (1909–1987), hall porter, later foundry technician, and his wife, Dorothy Margaret, née Keen (1910–1936). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Richardson, Charles William [Charlie] (1934–2012), gangster, was born on 18 January 1934 at 210 Hampton Road, Twickenham, the eldest of three sons of Charles Frederick Richardson (1909–1988), successively a fish porter, greengrocer, merchant seaman, and fitter, and his wife, Eileen Elizabeth Mary, née...

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Worth, Adam [alias Henry J. Raymond] (c. 1844–1902), criminal and art thief, was born in eastern Germany to Jewish parents, who emigrated to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he was a young child. Worth, who had no formal education, enlisted in the Union army in 1861 at the outset of the American Civil War. His first recorded crime was that of ‘bounty jumping’, the practice of deserting from one regiment and then signing up with another to obtain whatever bounty was on offer, which he refined to new levels by faking his own death at the second battle of ...