Ordinary of Newgate Prison:
Ordinary's Accounts: Biographies of Executed Convicts

24th December 1744

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4th June 1735

He was concerned with the Black-Boy-Alley Crew, and in most of the Robberies and Villanies they committed. He confessed the Truth of the Indictment he was arraigned upon, and owned that he had been a Street-Robber for these seven Years past. He said he deservedly suffered, and acknowledged that it was by keeping wicked Company he was plunged into his present dreadful Misfortunes.

IN the Country he behaved well, but when he came to Town his Behaviour here was the reverse. The Nick-Name he was commonly distinguished by was Long-Will, because he was a little Taller than most of his Companions, and Field, his Companion, used to be called Nobby. He believed in Christ, repented of his Sins, and died in Peace with all Mankind.

Sulspice du Clot< no role > , a French Valet, was indicted for robbing his Master, the Honourable Mr. Masham, of a Diamond Buckle, a Fifty Pound Note, and several other Things of Value, the Property of his Master, the Hon. Mr. Masham.

10. Sulspice du Clot< no role > , 26 Years of Age, of honest respected Parents in France , not far from the City of Paris . He was put out to School, and had a very genteel Education bestowed upon him, in order to fit him for Business. His Parents had him carefully instructed in the Persuasion of the Church of Rome. When of Age, he was not put to any Trade, but served Noblemen and Gentlemen in the Character of a Valet , and, as he alledged, was always honest, and having continued some considerable Time in this Way of Business, he was desirous of improving himself by travelling into Foreign Parts. Accordingly, about a Year ago, he formed an Intention of visiting England , and in Consequence thereof came hither about 9 Months ago, and having been here some Time, he at last happened into the Service of the Honourable Samuel Masham< no role > , Esq ; whom he served faithfully for some Time; but then being of a covetous Disposition, and seeing several valuable Things of his Master's, he thought he might them without being discovered. But his Master missing the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and Du Clot absenting himself, he caused an Order to be procured, upon which he was taken with the Goods upon him, and tried and convicted for this Robbery. He said, Gaming was the sole Cause which brought him to this ignominious Death.

HE came frequently to Chapel, but being of the Romish Religion, a Priest of that Perfusion used to visit him. When the Dead-Warrant came down, he seem'd much dejected. He said he believed in Christ, and died in Peace with all Mankind.

Patrick Bourke< no role > , alias John Burk< no role > , and George Ellis< no role > , were indicted for killing fifteen Sheep, in the Grounds of John Messenger< no role > , near Kensington , and stealing the Fat near the Kidneys.

11. George Ellis< no role > , 50 Years of Age, born of honest Parents at Croydon in Surry , who educated him at School to read, write and Accompts, to fit him for Business, and taught him the Christian Faith, according to the Tenets of the Church of England. When of Age he served his Time to a Blacksmith , and lived well by his Business, having a House and a Work-shop at the Seven-Dials . He married a Wife by whom he had several Children, one of whom is now living, and Wife to Patrick Bourk< no role > his Fellow-Sufferer and Companion in killing the Sheep.

HE had a Weakness in his Eyes, contracted by cold or hard-working, so that he could neither read nor write; his Wife died about

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