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Abershaw, Louis Jeremiah [Jerry] (c. 1773–1795), highwayman

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 688 words.

Abershaw, Louis Jeremiah [Jerry] (c. 1773–1795), highwayman, operated for many years on the roads between London, Kingston, and Wimbledon, and had his headquarters at the Bald-Faced Stag...

Adonis, Joe

Mary M. Stolberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 978 words.

Adonis, Joe (22 November 1902–26 November 1971), organized crime leader, was born Giuseppe Antonio Doto in Montemarano, near Naples, Italy, and illegally entered New York City as a...

Aitken, James [alias John the Painter] (1752–1777), radical and arsonist

Neil L. York.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime; Politics. 1395 words.

Aitken, James [alias John the Painter] (1752–1777), radical and arsonist, was born in Edinburgh on 28 September 1752 to George Aitken, a blacksmith, and his wife, Magdalen. The eighth of...

Allan [Allen], James [Jimmy] (1734–1810), Northumbrian piper and rogue

Keith Gregson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Property Law; Property Crime. 980 words.

Allan [Allen], James [Jimmy] (1734–1810), Northumbrian piper and rogue, was born at Hepple, Northumberland, probably in March 1734, and baptized at Rothbury, Northumberland, on 21 April...

Archdale, Helen Elizabeth [Betty] (1907–2000), feminist, cricketer, and educationist

Frances Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online November 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Property Law; Property Crime; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1146 words.

Archdale, Helen Elizabeth [Betty] (1907–2000), feminist, cricketer, and educationist, was born at 59 Oxford Terrace, Bayswater, London, on 21 August 1907, the only daughter of the Scottish...

Armstrong, John [Johnnie], of Gilnockie (d. 1530), gang leader

Maureen M. Meikle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 1186 words.

Armstrong, John [Johnnie], of Gilnockie (d. 1530), gang leader, is recorded as brother to Thomas Armstrong, laird of Mangerton, and so was presumably a younger son of this branch of the...

Armstrong, William [called Christie's Will] (fl. 1636), border reiver

J. R. M. Sizer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 740 words.

Armstrong, William [called Christie's Will] (fl. 1636), border reiver, was the son of Christopher Armstrong of Gilnockie, Dumfriesshire, and the lineal descendant of Johnnie Armstrong of...

Armstrong, William, of Kinmont (fl. 1569–1603), border reiver

J. R. M. Sizer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 888 words.

Armstrong, William, of Kinmont (fl. 1569–1603), border reiver, was made famous by the poem 'Kinmont Willie', which recounts his dramatic rescue from Carlisle Castle in 1596, as found in Sir...

Auto Theft

Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Crime; Crime Prevention. 12675 words.

This article reviews our current knowledge about automobile theft. It defines crime and outlines its prevalence. It further examines the social and economic consequences of auto theft and...

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Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate

David Cordingly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 428 words.

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate, the son of John and Anne Evarie, was baptized on 23 August 1659 at Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth. He joined the...

Barrington [formerly Waldron], George (1755–1804), actor, pickpocket, and transported convict

Suzanne L. G. Rickard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Property Law; Property Crime. 1625 words.

Barrington [formerly Waldron], George (1755–1804), actor, pickpocket, and transported convict, was born in Maynooth, co. Kildare, Ireland. Some claim that his birth date was 14 May 1755 and...

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime. 941 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

Bateman [née Harker], Mary (1768–1809), thief and poisoner

Owen Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 523 words.

Bateman [née Harker], Mary (1768–1809), thief and poisoner, was born in Asenby, Yorkshire, the daughter of a small farmer named Harker. She evidently received a good education for one of...

Bennet [Bennett], John [alias William Freeman or Hill; called the Golden Farmer] (d. 1690), thief

Barbara White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 1682 words.

Bennet [Bennett], John [alias William Freeman or Hill; called the Golden Farmer] (d. 1690), thief, of unknown parentage, is at present visible only in the last year of his life. On 9...

Biggs, Ronald Arthur [Ronnie] (1929–2013), criminal and fugitive

Stewart Tendler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Property Law; Property Crime; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1615 words.

Biggs, Ronald Arthur [Ronnie] (1929–2013), criminal and fugitive, was born on 8 August 1929 at 37 Dalyell Road, Stockwell, south London, the youngest child in the family of four sons and...

Blake, Joseph [nicknamed Blueskin] (bap. 1700, d. 1724), burglar

Andrea McKenzie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 1469 words.

Blake, Joseph [nicknamed Blueskin] (bap. 1700, d. 1724), burglar, was baptized on 31 October 1700 at All Hallows the Great, London, the son of Nathaniel and Jane Blake, who were later...

Bonnet, Stede (d. 1718), pirate

Robert C. Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 798 words.

Bonnet, Stede (d. 1718), pirate, may have been a soldier as he was given the title of major during his trial, where he was also treated as an educated gentleman by the officers of the...

Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate

David Cordingly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 687 words.

Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate, was born near Cork in Ireland. Evidence from her descendants suggests that she was the illegitimate daughter of William Cormac, lawyer, and his maidservant....

Bracey [née Phillips], Joan (1656?–1685?), highwaywoman

Barbara White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime. 619 words.

Bracey [née Phillips], Joan (1656?–1685?), highwaywoman, was the daughter of John Phillips, a wealthy farmer in Northamptonshire. The principal source of evidence relating to Joan is...

Brodie, William [known as Deacon Brodie] (1746–1788), local politician and thief

John Sibbald Gibson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Property Law; Property Crime. 1200 words.

Brodie, William [known as Deacon Brodie] (1746–1788), local politician and thief, was probably born at Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, the eldest of eleven children of Francis Brodie...