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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The Late Dr Wishart

James Wishart was born on 13 September 1871 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. He was the eldest son of James Wishart, a grocer from Culross, and Elizabeth Liddle McLaren. He died in Edinburgh during 1912 aged 40, and was a well-respected member of the community – as illustrated in the following article which was published in The […]

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Mr James H. Wishart

The following is text taken from the Cyclopedia of Victoria and is a short biography of James Hector Wishart, who was born during 1870 in Victoria and was the son of Andrew Wishart from Shetland, Scotland. James died aged 80 in 1950. General Storekeeper, Allendale, conducting one of the largest businesses in the Creswick district, […]

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