Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Grace McIntosh - The Life of a Victorian Criminal

Since Grace McIntosh first appeared in the Criminal Portraits blog, many more details about her life have been discovered which are now included in this expanded post. Grace's life-story was the subject of a recent talk at the Granite Noir crime writing festival by myself and Dr. Dee Hoole of the University of Aberdeen whose research into the Aberdeen Prison Registers and other original records has unearthed many of the additional facts. My thanks to Dee for helping tell this amazing story.

Thomas Jackson or Johnston - A Theft at Braemar Followed by Escape From Forfar

According to The Weekly News  of Saturday November 21st 1885, Thomas Jackson (alias Johnston) was a joiner by trade who came originally from...