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  • The Wellington Street Murder: Verdict of the Jury from the Daily Colonist
    York Commonwealth, 17 Dec 1858, p. 3     Article detailing the decision made by the coroner's jury, that the deceased (Madigan/Reardon) was in fact stabbed by Fleming. The jury also put forth a request that a law be passed, at either the provincial or city levels, outlawing that possession of knives in public. ...
    York Commonwealth, 17 Dec 1858, p. 3   Article detailing the decision made by the coroner's jury, that the deceased ...
  • Murder near Thamesville
    York Herald, 29 Jul 1859, p. 3     Account of a murder allegedly committed by two black men, one of whom was arrested. ...
    York Herald, 29 Jul 1859, p. 3   Account of a murder allegedly committed by two black men, one of ...
  • Horrible murder at Silver Creek
    York Herald, 23 Sep 1859, p. 3     Account of the murders of two men after an evening of drinking.
    York Herald, 23 Sep 1859, p. 3   Account of the murders of two men after an evening of drinking.
  • A supposed murder case
    York Herald, 13 Jan 1860, p. 1     Paragraph about a man found dead on the ice of the Don River.
    York Herald, 13 Jan 1860, p. 1   Paragraph about a man found dead on the ice of the Don ...
  • Horrible tragedy in Milton : a mother killed by her son
    York Herald, 22 Nov 1861, p. 2     Article about the beating death of a woman, by her son. ...
    York Herald, 22 Nov 1861, p. 2   Article about the beating death of a woman, by her son. ...
  • Dreadful Murder At Hamilton: A Woman Killed by Her Paramour
    York Commonwealth, 14 Jan 1859, p. 3     Article contains the details of a murder committed in Hamilton. ...
    York Commonwealth, 14 Jan 1859, p. 3   Article contains the details of a murder committed in Hamilton. ...
  • Murder in Georgina
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, 2, 3     Published account of the sentencing of John O'Leary for the murder of a Mr. Kelly. O'Leary stated that he did not receive a fair trial as he could not afford to have witnesses brought in to help his defense. ...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, 2, 3   Published account of the sentencing of John O'Leary for the murder of ...
  • Murder and suicide attempted, another tragedy in the Township of Vaughan
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 2     Attempted murder and suicide, and the increase in crime. Victim's name not identified...
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 2   Attempted murder and suicide, and the increase in crime. Victim's name not ...
  • At the Warwick Assizes on Tuesday...
    York Herald, 27 Jan 1860, p. 3     ...
    York Herald, 27 Jan 1860, p. 3   ...
  • Murder in Toronto
    York Commonwealth, 10 Dec 1858, p. 2     Article about the murder of Thomas Madigan in Toronto 6 Dec 1858. Article also contains information about the post mortem examination, his funeral and burial services. Victim was buried in the Catholic cemetery on Yonge street. His burial plot is on unconsecrated ground on orders of the bishop. The reason ...
    York Commonwealth, 10 Dec 1858, p. 2   Article about the murder of Thomas Madigan in Toronto 6 Dec 1858. ...
  • Horrible Murder Near Aurora: The Murderer Arrested
    York Commonwealth, 28 Jan 1859, p. 2     Article about the murder of Robert Ramsey by William Hughie, and his subsequent arrest. Murder occured on concession 3 , Whitchurch...
    York Commonwealth, 28 Jan 1859, p. 2   Article about the murder of Robert Ramsey by William Hughie, and his ...
  • The Madigan Murder
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2     Article taken from the Ledger, detailing the sentencing of James Fleming for the murder of Thomas Madigan. Fleming was sentenecd to death. ...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2   Article taken from the Ledger, detailing the sentencing of James Fleming for ...
  • Reprieve for Hughey -- Sentences of Fleming and O'Leary Confirmed
    York Commonwealth, 4 Mar 1859, p. 2     Article states that William Hughey has received a reprieve for the murder of Mr. Ramsey. Mr. Fleming and Mr. O'Leary have each been sentenced to death. ...
    York Commonwealth, 4 Mar 1859, p. 2   Article states that William Hughey has received a reprieve for the murder ...
  • Murder Near Brantford
    York Herald, 22 Apr 1859, p. 2     Report of the murder of a mail carrier between Brantford and Paris Ontario. Mr. John Wood found the body of Mr. Adams (the deceased). ...
    York Herald, 22 Apr 1859, p. 2   Report of the murder of a mail carrier between Brantford and Paris ...
  • Dr. King's Confession
    York Herald, 3 Jun 1859, p. 3     Report from the Globe, stating that they received a confessional letter from Dr. King, who has been found guilty and sentenced to death for the poisoning of his wife. ...
    York Herald, 3 Jun 1859, p. 3   Report from the Globe, stating that they received a confessional letter from ...
  • Attempted murder near Oakvile
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 3     Details of a burglary and attempted murder in Oakville. Mayor of Oakville; Sergeant Major Stacy; Detective Greaves; Detective Hoddinot; Willis (shoemaker); King Street; Church Street; Adelaide Street; Jewelry store...
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 3   Details of a burglary and attempted murder in Oakville. Mayor of Oakville; ...
  • Murder in Tecumseth
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 3     Details of a murder in Tecumseth. Dr. Scholfield of Bond Head; Not sure if "Agnew" is the last name of suspect...
    York Herald, 28 Oct 1859, p. 3   Details of a murder in Tecumseth. Dr. Scholfield of Bond Head; Not ...
  • The Whitchurch Murder
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2     Published account of the sentencing of William Hughie for the murder of Robert Ramsey. Hughie was sentenced to death. The judge recommended that the prisoner seek clemency from the government...
    York Commonwealth, 11 Feb 1859, p. 2   Published account of the sentencing of William Hughie for the murder of ...
  • The Execution of Over and Moor at Brantford
    York Herald, 10 Jun 1859, p. 2     Description of the crimes committed, the preparation for the executions, and the event itself. States that 10, 000 people attended. One man was guilty of murdering a male carrier, while the other was found guilty of burning down a barn. ...
    York Herald, 10 Jun 1859, p. 2   Description of the crimes committed, the preparation for the executions, and the ...
  • The Execution of Mitchell at Hamilton
    York Herald, 10 Jun 1859, p. 2     Report of the execution of John Mitchell (alias Meeham) in Hamilton. Mitchell was found guilty of murdering Eliza Welsh. ...
    York Herald, 10 Jun 1859, p. 2   Report of the execution of John Mitchell (alias Meeham) in Hamilton. Mitchell ...
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