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Carrick, James [alias Valentine Carrick] (c. 1695–1722), highwayman, was born in Dublin, the third son of a jeweller (d. c.1714) who had 'left off Trade and liv'd upon his Estate' after 'having acquired a considerable Fortune' (...

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Costello, Dudley [Dualtache] (d. 1667), soldier and outlaw, was of unknown parentage and background, the surname being very common in east Mayo, where the Costellos, reputedly Gaelicized descendants of early English settlers, had given their name to a barony. Nothing is known of his early life but a deposition taken in 1652 names ...

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Dagoe, Hannah (d. 1763), thief, was born in Ireland and went to London when very young. She began her working life as a milliner but was a basket-woman in Covent Garden at the time of her condemnation. She married a Spanish seaman named ...

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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/88–1747) by William Hogarth, pubd 1746 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fraser, Simon, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw, was the second but first surviving son of Thomas Fraser (1631–1699), sometimes styled 'of Beaufort' (the third son of Hugh Fraser, seventh Lord Lovat), and Sybilla Macleod (...

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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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See Farriner, Thomas

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Edward Kelly (c. 1854–1880) by unknown photographer, c. 1874 Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Kelly, Edward [Ned] (c. 1854–1880), bushranger, was born at Beveridge, Victoria, Australia, about 1854. One of eight children, he was the eldest son of John (Red) Kelly, an ex-convict transported from Ireland to Van Diemen's Land in 1842 for stealing two pigs. Red Kelly...

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Libri, Guglielmo [Count Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia] (1802–1869), scientist, book collector, and thief, was born on 2 January 1802 (or possibly 1803) in Florence, the son of Count Giorgio Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia (1781–1836) and Rosa del Rosso (c.1783–1849)...

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O'Hanlon, Redmond (c. 1640–1681), outlaw, was born near Poyntzpass, co. Armagh, the son of Laughlin O'Hanlon. This is the account given in a contemporary pamphlet The Life and Death of … Redmon O'Hanlon. Claims that O'Hanlon served in the armies of the confederate Catholics, fled to ...

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Pigott, Richard (1828–1889), journalist and blackmailer, was born at Ratoath, co. Meath, the youngest son of George Pigott; his mother is believed to have come from Roscommon. His father, initially a clerk to a Dublin coach proprietor, worked for The Tablet newspaper. Richard Pigott's...

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Sabini, (Charles) Darby (1888–1950), gang leader, was a prominent figure on racecourses during the 1920s and 1930s. In his lifetime he was variously known as Octavius (or Ottavio) Sabini, but more widely as Charles Darby Sabini or Darby Sabini, and, among other aliases, ...

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Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate, was the elder son of Edmund Verney (1535–1600) of Penley, Hertfordshire, and Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, who was knighted in 1597 or 1598. Sir Edmund's first marriage had been childless and Francis's mother was his second wife, Audrey (1543–1588)...

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Young, Mary (c. 1704–1741), pickpocket, was probably born in the north of Ireland, although she claimed to be an 'English woman' (The Ordinary of Newgate, 1.7). Nothing is known of her parents nor whether she had any siblings. She was also known as ...