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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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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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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 ...