Horsewhipping By A Young Lady In Manchester

James Wishart, a Scotsman of about 41 years of age, was working as a draper’s salesman in Manchester on 25 July 1872 when around noon a young lady entered the shop and publicly horsewhipped him in front of staff and customers alike.  James rather unwisely took the attacker to court, but lost the case, and […]

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An Account of the Execution of Margaret Wishart

On 2 June 1937 the Dundee Courier reprinted an article concerning the execution of Margaret Wishart that had been published 110 years previously.   A SINGLE-SHEET newspaper in the possession of a Dundee man records a public execution which took place at Forfar more than a hundred years ago. It is an interesting document, for […]

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The Execution of Margaret Wishart

The following article was published by the Edinburgh Observer on 22 June 1827 and concerns the execution of Margaret Wishart, who was convicted for the murder of her blind sister Jean in 1826. This unfortunate woman, who was convicted at the Perth Circuit, in April, of poisoning her sister, Jean Wishart, a blind woman, who […]

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