The True Effigies of Capt.n Goodere, Matthew Mahony & Charles White.Drawn from Life by Order of the Capt.n During their Confinement in Newgate in Bristol. Samuel Goodere Esqr; Late commander of his Majesty's Ship the Ruby
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 235mm, 11½ x 9¼". Trimmed within plate with obvious lines from former folds
A broadsheet relating to a famous murder trial, with portraits of the murderers Goodere, Mahoney and White and three scenes of the abduction, including a graphic depiction of the murder that took place at the Hotwells, Bristol. Feeling slighted by what he regarded as an unfair division of an inheritance, Captain Samuel Goodere arranged for his older brother, Sir John Dinely Goodere, to be abducted, taken to his ship (HMS Ruby) and garrotted. Found guilty, the three were executed on the 20th April 1741 and hung in chains: this print was published the following day.
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