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Crawford, Russel (1806–1832)

On Thursday morning, the utmost penalty of the law was put in force upon the person of Russell Crawford, convicted at the last Criminal Sittings of robbing Mr. Suttor on the highway, and treating him with brutal violence. The culprit was attended in his last moments by the Rev. Mr. McEnroe, who stated, that Crawford confessed his guilt and acknowledged the justice of his sentence. The Rev. Gentleman having retired from the scaffold, the drop fell, and the world closed upon the criminal, who died after a hard struggle.

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  • Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser, 10 December 1832 (view original)

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'Crawford, Russel (1806–1832)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/crawford-russel-17206/text28999, accessed 15 June 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Crawford, Russell
Birth

1806
Donegal, Ireland

Death

6 December 1832
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

executed

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