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Pigott, Richard (1828–1889), journalist and blackmailer

Marie-Louise Legg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Property Law; Property Crime. 1526 words.

Pigott, Richard (1828–1889), journalist and blackmailer, was born at Ratoath, co. Meath, the youngest son of George Pigott; his mother is believed to have come from Roscommon. His father,...

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Westmacott, Charles Molloy (1787/8–1868), journalist and blackmailer

Manfred Draudt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Property Law; Property Crime. 1371 words.

Westmacott, Charles Molloy (1787/8–1868), journalist and blackmailer, was apparently the illegitimate second son of Richard (Dick) Westmacott (bap. 1746, d. 1808), sculptor, whose name he...

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