Newgate Letter

The Newgate Letter

Courtesy of Document Collection of Society of Genealogists – London and Else Churchill

Newgate Letter

This is it, folks. The Newgate Letter written by William Longmire Oct 21, 1725 just days before his scheduled execution. Fortunately it was deposited into Society of Genealogists holdings in London in 1999 – by persons unknown. Thanks to the sharp eye and generosity of Mr Kingsley Ireland it has finally found its way to the colonies, more than 275 years later than William’s own arrival here.

Categories: Newgate Letter

5 replies »

  1. CONGRATULATIONS Michael….wonderful to see the letter here, thereby accessible to ALL descendants who are interested in William’s history.
    Kingsley IRELAND “Tregare” 128 Penrice Road Penrice Angaston (Barossa Valley)
    South Australia 5353 Skype:kingsley..ireland Researcher and compiler of the 1972 book about my gr.great grandfather:”The Family History of Hiram LONGMIRE 1814-1880″


    • Thank you, Kingsley! The existence of the letter would not have been possible without you. Too bad we know nothing of how the letter ended up in the records office back in 1999. Cheers.


  2. Interesting to see my 4th great grandfather’s letter, but I can’t make out all of it. Would you have a transcription?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s