Posted May 31, 2011
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  1. Nicolas Jacques Pelletier

    Nicolas Jacques Pelletier


    Nicolas Jacques Pelletier (d. April 25, 1792) was a French highwayman who was the first person to be executed by means of the guillotine.

  2. Tom King (highwayman)

    Tom King (highwayman)


    Tom King (died May 1737) was an English highwayman who operated in the Essex and London areas. His real name is thought to have been Matthew King; whether "Tom" was a nickname or an error in reporting his crimes is uncertain, but it is the name by which he has become popularly known. Some sources claim that he was nicknamed "The Gentleman Highwayman". A contemporary account of his last robbery also mentions a brother, Robert King, who was captured by the authorities on that occasion.

  3. Burke and Hare murders

    Burke and Hare murders


    The Burke and Hare murders, or West Port murders, were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland, over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Northern Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 16 victims to Doctor Robert Knox as dissection material for his well-attended anatomy lectures. Burke and Hare's alleged accomplices were Burke's mistress, Helen McDougal, and Hare's wife, Margaret Laird. From their acts came the now archaic British word "burking", originally meaning to smother a victim or to commit an anatomy murder but which later passed into general use as a word for any suppression or cover-up.

  4. John Rann

    John Rann


    John "Sixteen String Jack" Rann (1750 – November 30, 1774) was an English criminal and highwayman during the mid-18th century. He was a prominent and colourful local figure renowned for his wit and charm, he would later come to be known as "Sixteen String Jack" for the 16 various coloured strings he wore on the knees of his silk breeches among other eccentric costumes.

  5. Neesy O'Haughan

    Neesy O'Haughan


  6. James Hind

    James Hind


    Captain James Hind (sometimes referred to as John Hind) (baptised 1616 - 1652) was a 17th century highwayman (who is said to have only robbed Parliamentarians) and Royalist rabble rouser during the English Civil War

  7. Bertram de Shotts

    Bertram de Shotts


    Bertram de Shotts is known locally as a legendary Giant that roamed the then village of Shotts, Scotland in the 15th Century. Shotts was then a dreary moorland place on the Great Road of the Shire. The road was an important route for tradesman carrying their wares around Scotland. Bertram de Shotts habitually savaged packmen and peddlers for treasure carried along the Great Road. Such was the menace of Bertram de Shotts, King James IV of Scotland ordered his death. Bertram de Shotts was probably in fact seven or eight feet high, yet nonetheless, his presence merited Giant status.

  8. George Lyon (highwayman)

    George Lyon (highwayman)


    George Lyon (1761–22 April 1815) was a gentleman highwayman in England.

  9. Richard Ferguson

    Richard Ferguson


    Richard Ferguson QC, SC (22 August 1935 – 26 July 2009) was a barrister and politician from Northern Ireland.

  10. Willy Brennan

    Willy Brennan


    William "Willy" Brennan was an Irish Highwayman caught and hanged in County Cork in either 1804 or perhaps 1809 or 1812, whose story was immortalised in the ballad "Brennan on the Moor".

  11. John Austin (highwayman)

    John Austin (highwayman)


    John Austin (d. 7 November 1783) the highwayman has the distinction of being the last man hanged at Tyburn Tree in Tyburn, a village in the county of Middlesex, before the gallows were disassembled.

  12. James MacLaine

    James MacLaine


    "Captain" James MacLaine (occasionally "Maclean", "MacLean", or "Maclane") (1724 – 3 October 1750) was a notorious highwayman with his accomplice William Plunkett. He was known as the "Gentleman Highwayman" as a result of his courteous behaviour during his robberies. He famously robbed Horace Walpole, and was eventually hanged at Tyburn. The film Plunkett & Macleane was based loosely on his exploits.

  13. Humphrey Kynaston

    Humphrey Kynaston


    Humphrey Kynaston (c.1468-1534), aka Wild Humphrey Kynaston, was an English highwayman who operated in the Shropshire area. The son of the High Sheriff of Shropshire, he was convicted for murder in 1491. After being outlawed, he moved into a cave in the area and lived a lifestyle compared to Robin Hood.

  14. John Nevison

    John Nevison


    John Nevison (1639 – 4 May 1684), also known as William Nevison, was one of Britain's most notorious highwaymen, a gentleman-rogue supposedly nicknamed Swift Nick by King Charles II after a renowned 200-mile (320 km) dash from Kent to York to establish an alibi for a robbery he had committed earlier that day. The story inspired William Harrison Ainsworth to include a modified version in his novel Rookwood, in which he attributed the feat to Dick Turpin. There are suggestions that the feat was actually undertaken by one Samuel Nicks.

  15. Henry Simms

    Henry Simms


    Henry Simms (c. 1717 – 17 June 1747), known as Young Gentlemen Harry, was a thief and highwayman in 18th-century England who was transported to Maryland for theft, but escaped and returned to England, where he was eventually executed for highway robbery.

  16. Captain Gallagher

    Captain Gallagher


    Captain Gallagher (died 1818) was an Irish highwayman who, as one of the later Irish Rapparees (guerrillas), led a bandit group in the hills of the Irish countryside, armed with a blunderbuss, of the day, during the late 18th and early 19th century.

  17. Dubhaltach Caoch Mac Coisdealbhaigh

    Dubhaltach Caoch Mac Coisdealbhaigh


    Colonel Dubhaltach Caoch Mac Coisdealbhaigh, Irish soldier and Rapparee, died Sunday 3 March 1667.

  18. Richard Ferguson

    Richard Ferguson


    Richard "Galloping Dick" Ferguson (died 1800) was an English highwayman who, with partner Jerry Abershawe, raided the area around London during the late 18th century.

  19. Spence Broughton

    Spence Broughton


    Spence Broughton (c1746–14 April 1792) was a highwayman who was executed for robbing the Sheffield and Rotherham mail. After his execution he gained notoriety because his body was gibbeted at the scene of the crime on Attercliffe Common between Sheffield and Rotherham, where it hung for 36 years.

  20. James Freney

    James Freney

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    James Freney (1719–1788) was an Irish highwayman.

  21. John Clavell

    John Clavell


    John Clavell (1601–1643) was a highwayman, author, lawyer, and doctor. He is known for his poem A Recantation of an Ill Led Life, and his play The Soddered Citizen. His life is mainly split into two parts: his early life in England, where he grew up, lived as a highwayman, and started his reformation, and the latter part of his life in England and Ireland where he was a lawyer and physician.

  22. Redmond O'Hanlon (outlaw)

    Redmond O'Hanlon (outlaw)

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    Redmond O'Hanlon (c. 1620-April 25, 1681) was a 17th-century Irish tóraidhe or rapparee (guerrilla soldier-outlaw), and an important figure in the Irish Rebellion of 1641.

  23. Lady Katherine Ferrers

    Lady Katherine Ferrers


    Lady Katherine Fanshaw (née Ferrers) (4 May 1634 – c. 13 June 1660) was, according to popular legend, the "Wicked Lady", a highwaywoman who terrorised Nomansland common in the English county of Hertfordshire in the 17th century before bleeding to death from gunshot wounds sustained during a robbery.

  24. Sandy Flash

    Sandy Flash


    Sandy Flash (died 1778) was the name by which James Fitzpatrick, a late 18th-century highwayman, was better known. Sandy Flash operated in the areas west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (now parts of Chester and Delaware counties) in the late 18th century.

  25. Louis Dominique Bourguignon

    Louis Dominique Bourguignon


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