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Bradshaw, John (b. 1658/9), convicted criminal  

Stephen Wright

Bradshaw, John (b. 1658/9), convicted criminal, was born in Maidstone, Kent, the son of Alban Bradshaw, an attorney. He matriculated on 23 February 1674, aged fifteen, from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was admitted as a scholar on 20 April.

It was later charged that early in the morning of 13 July 1677 ...

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Cockburn, William, of Henderland (d. 1530), criminal  

T. F. Henderson

revised by Maureen M. Meikle

Cockburn, William, of Henderland (d. 1530), criminal, enjoyed a laird's status in the Scottish borders, holding the twenty-pound land of Henderland and Sunderland in Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire, with tower and chapel. He preferred, however, to make his living from theft, blackmail, and collusion with Englishmen during the minority of ...

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Hanratty, James Francis (1936–1962), petty criminal and convicted murderer  

Louis Blom-Cooper

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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Moleyns [Molyns, Molines], Sir John (d. 1360), administrator and criminal  

Jens Röhrkasten

Moleyns [Molyns, Molines], Sir John (d. 1360), administrator and criminal, was the son of Vincent Moleyns and his wife, Isabella; he came from Hampshire, where his father had stood surety for a knight of the shire returned to parliament in 1301. His recorded career began in the royal household, as an adherent of the ...

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Montagu, Edward Wortley (1713–1776), traveller and criminal  

Isobel Grundy

Montagu, Edward Wortley (1713–1776), traveller and criminal, was born in London on 16 May 1713, the elder child and only son of Edward Wortley Montagu (1678–1761), MP, diplomat, and entrepreneur, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (bap. 1689, d. 1762), writer and traveller. In 1716 ...

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Murray, John, of Falahill (d. 1510), landowner and supposed outlaw  

Michael A. Penman

Murray, John, of Falahill (d. 1510), landowner and supposed outlaw, was the eldest son and heir of Sir Patrick Murray (d. before 27 Feb 1493), laird of Falahill in Peeblesshire, eldest son of the John Murray (d. c.1477), laird of ...