1752: William Jillet, Daniel Johnson, and David Smith 2016: Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kadir

1734: John Ormesby and Matthew Cushing

October 17th, 2018 Headsman

If the attached A Few Lines upon the Awful Execution of John Ormesby & Matthew Cushing intrigues, get to know America’s “first celebrity burglar” via a profile from friend of the site Anthony Vaver (author of Bound with an Iron Chain and Early American Criminals).

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