The History of Leith

January 20, 2013

Broadside concerning the execution of William Burke

his report begins: ‘An account of the Last Moments and Execution of William Burke, at Edinburgh, for the West Post Murders. This day, Wednesday 28th Jan. 1829. William Burke underwent the last sentence of the law, for the murder of Mrs Docherty, one of the victims of the West Port Tragedies.’ The broadside does not carry the name of the publisher or location of publication. for more click here

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