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Kathryn Report 29 Jan 2006 22:29

Hi, I have recently bought this book and willing to check details for anyone who posts. Please be patient as may take time to reply but aim to reply to requests within 48 hours. Book is very helpful. Lists criminals names, crimes, places and dates of executions. Gives description of the court proceedings, places of execution and also details on the actual executioners. Kathryn


Kathryn Report 29 Jan 2006 22:46

No one out there with known scottish criminals in the family :-)?


Julia Report 29 Jan 2006 23:07

hi kathryn thanks for your offer,could you please look up CHARLES TEMPLEMAN BROWN due to be executed at barlinnie prison on the 3rd of january 1947 this man murdered my dad's cousin in a robbery,but family story is that he got out of prison and was knocked down by a bus. thank you julie thanks very much for looking i will try margaret's suggestion.


Kathryn Report 29 Jan 2006 23:09

Hi Julia, No mention of his name in the alphabetical name of culprits at back of book. Kathryn


Treetective Report 30 Jan 2006 00:05

National Archives Scotland have Criminal Case Files for that name.


MarionfromScotland Report 30 Jan 2006 13:58

Hi Kathryn Thank you for the kind offer. Could you please look for anyone of the name Perrie please. Glasgow area. I did come across a William Perrie who was executed in 1870?? he killed his wife in a fit of anger. I would like to know if he was one of mine,thats if it gives his parents names. Thanks very much Marion


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 14:38

Hi The only Perrie I can find is the said William Perrie who was executed on 18th October 1838 for the murder of his wife Mary Mitchell. The book only lists information such as crimes etc and nothing to do with family unless the victim. 'October 18th 1838 - William Perrie - Paisley. A 38 year old tobacco spinner, and native of Glasgow, Perrie was hanged for murdering Mary Mitchell, his wife of 8 months in a fit of jealousy. His first wife had died two years before.'


Unknown Report 30 Jan 2006 15:28

OOOh Kathryn, many thanks - The chappie I am after would be Bryce, Mason or Paris - Midcalder/Midlothian area - 1860 or after. alleged grandson of the infamous Lizzie Bryce


MarionfromScotland Report 30 Jan 2006 15:49

Thank you Kathryn. Marion


Unknown Report 30 Jan 2006 16:11

Kathryn, That's an extremely kind offer, and one I'd love to take advantage of if I could, but I've not yet managed to get very far with researching my Scottish ancestry. The family name was Stewart/Stuart, and I only know of one with that name who was executed! LOL I doubt very much that I am related to him. CB >|<

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♫Jilly McMad♫ Report 30 Jan 2006 17:39

Kathryn.... Wow!!! Not sure if there are any criminals in my family history but sure wouldnt mind finding out!!! lol Fairly unusual name so if there are any then should be easy enough to find in your book ... Anyone there with the surname VERTH or VERT??? Thank you!! Jill x


Jo Report 30 Jan 2006 17:43

Hi Kathryn I have a missing relative - Alice Jepson or Alice Graves - who is last recorded in my family tree in 1901 living in Bonhill, Scotland. When the family move down to London, she doesn't come with them but I can find no death certificate or further record. Just a VERY long shot, could you please look to see if she appears. I think it may well stay a mystery though. Thanks you in advance for your kind request! Jo


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 18:22

Hi Sheila There's a James Bryce for Edinburgh executed for murder but date is 03/04/1844. Murdered his brother-in-law John Geddes at Blaw Wearie, West Calder with fire tongs on 26th December 1843. Can elaborate more, just don't want to quote unnecessarily if not required due to no match. No Mason or Paris though.


Janet Report 30 Jan 2006 18:25

could you let me know what the book is called I am interested in reading it!! Thanks


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 18:54

Hi Camberwell Beauty, There are 10 Stewarts who were executed, I'll give basic details and if any match you can come back to me. Alexander Stewart, executed at Glasgow for murder on 23/05/1855. Aged 17 he murdered John Welsh on 26/11/1854 at No: 1 Clayband Pit bothy at Maryhill coal pits. Andrew Stewart, executed at Glasgow for robbery on 01/11/1826. A weaver to trade, aged 24 years, violently assaulted with others Filippo Testti. George Stewart, executed at Glasgow for theft by housebreaking on 08/11/1809. Premises was a Glasgow calico dealer's warehouse. James Stewart, executed at Appin for murder on 08/11/1752. Charged with murder of 44 year old Colin Campbell of Glenure 'The Red Fox'. The time of Bonnie Prince Charlie etc, a lot of info on this one. James Stewart, executed at Edinburgh for robbery on 27/07/1791. 23 year old soldier executed for robbing a gentleman of his watch, hat and 14s in Nicholson's Square, Edinburgh. James Stewart, executed at Edinburgh for theft on 06/03/1799. Letter carrier with General Post Office in Edinburgh, extracted 5 £20 notes from a letter. John Stewart, executed at Edinburgh for murder on 19/08/1829. Born at Stoneykirk in the Rhinns of Galloway in 1803, true name Broadfoot. Robert Stewart, executed at Edinburgh for theft by housebreaking on 22/02/1809. Executed for breaking into wirkshop of Peter More, Calico glazer in Edinburgh and stealing cloth. Thomas Stewart, executed at Aberdeen for murder on 29/06/1770. Fatally stabbed a constable while resisting arrest at Stonehaven market in Feb 1770. William Stewart, executed at Inverness for murder on 22/10/1757. Murdered Anne McRae, wife of John McLea. Hope this helps


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 18:55

Hi Jill, No one with those surnames in book


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 18:57

Hi Janet The book is called exactly what I said in title of post, book by Alex F. Young, I bought it off Amazon.


Kathryn Report 30 Jan 2006 18:58

Hi Jo, No mention of Alice's surnames in book

Sue H

Sue H Report 30 Jan 2006 19:05

Hi Kathryn Thanks for the offer ..wonder if you can look up Halkett for me please Sue x


Jo Report 30 Jan 2006 19:05

Hi Kathryn Thanks for looking anyway. You never know ... Back to searching for a death certificate I guess! Thanks again! Jo