Category: Newgate Letter

In this section I will review the circumstances surrounding William Longmire’s letter written from Newgate Prison just days before his scheduled execution in late 1725.

The Newgate Letter

Courtesy of Document Collection of Society of Genealogists – London and Else Churchill Above is the “Newgate Letter” written by William Longmire Oct 21, 1725 just days before his scheduled execution (click image to enlarge). Fortunately it was deposited into Society of Genealogists holdings in London in 1999 […]

The Nail in the Coffin

Though I have been developing over the years a solid case to prove that William Longmire was the same person sentenced to Newgate Prison in 1725 as the one whose writing and signatures grace so many King George County documents in the 1730’s and 1740’s it was not […]