Ontario and Upper Canada Historical Criminal Acts, Murder and Mayhem

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The links below record very interesting newspaper accounts of historic criminal acts, murders and mayhem in Ontario and Upper Canada in the days of old.

James McGuinty Reported Murdered in Lindsay 1856 Accused Murderer Robert Barles or McComb

Jessie Thompson Murdered at Merrickville Area 1856 Accused James Stewart Set Free

Jessie Thompson (Isabella McEwen) Found Alive Found with Her Lover Alexander Adams (but WHOSE ? was the body found ?)

William Abraham Murders Son Felix at Scarborough 1856 Name was William, not Joseph as recorded, died 1859 Kingston Penetentiary

Trial of James Asher for Murder of George Innocent of Vaughan Township 1864 Evidence of the Witnesses

George Innocent of Vaughan Township Murdered, Murder Trial of James Asher 1864 Asher innocent, comments on trial evidence

William Ross and James Glennie of Woolwich Township, Elopement Case 'Demon' Ross destroys James Glennie family 1864

James Weatherall (Earl) Killed Wedding Night Charivari James Weatherall (Earl) had married widow Margaret Dougherty Ottawa 1881

William Somerset of York Township Shot and Killed at Toronto 1847 James Mullin and Thomas Willmer Investigated

Henry Wilson of Wellesley Township Murdered 1848 - Ferras Brothers Suspects Joseph, Thomas, John Ferras Accused


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