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The life and death of Captain John Porteous

The life and death of Captain John Porteous

with an account of the two bills, as they were reasoned in both houses of Parliament, and the speeches of the great men on both sides concerning them.

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1985. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 1196, no. 07).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1196, no. 07.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[11],4-96p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17039879M

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided. Midlothian. The historical backdrop was the event known as the Porteous Riots. In , a riot broke out in Edinburgh over the execution of two smugglers. The Captain of the City Guards, Captain John Porteous ordered the soldiers to fire into the crowdkilling several people. Porteous was later killed by a lynch mob who stormed the Old Tolbooth.

The title of this book comes from the nickname of the prison in Edinburgh, Scotland (real name Toolbooth) Midlothian, is the county, surrounding that beautiful, ancient, hilly, capital city; in , there occurred a brutal riot, in which Captain John Porteous, of the local police force, an arrogant man, was lynched by an angry mob, (a real event) the captain, had killed some townspeople /5(82). The Life of David Haggart, alias John Wilson, alias John Morison, alias Barney M'Coul, alias John M'Colgan, alias Daniel O'Brien, alias the Switcher: Written by Himself, While Under Sentence of Death (second edition; Edinburgh: Trial of Captain Porteous (Toronto: Canada Law Book Co., ), ed. by William Roughead.

The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland; With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War, by John Lothrop Motley (Gutenberg text) The Life and Death of King Lear (from The Works of William Shakespear; London: J. Tonson, ), by William Shakespeare, ed. by Alexander Pope (frame- and cookie.   Traitors of Sol: Part One of the Sol Sequence - Kindle edition by Porteous, J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Traitors of Sol: Part One of the Sol s: 5.


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Captain John Porteous Captain John Porteous of the City Guard of Edinburgh was dragged from prison and lynched by an angry mob on the 7 th of September, The ‘Porteous Riots’ erupted on the 14 th of April,when Andrew Wilson, one of three men convicted of robbing a customs officer, was publicly hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

The events surrounding Porteous's death form the background to Sir Walter Scott's novel, Heart of Mid-Lothian. And more recently, Porteous's headstone has been replaced by one inscribed: "John Porteous, a captain of the City Guard of Edinburgh, murdered 7.

The life and death of Captain John Porteous: with an account of the two bills, as they were reasoned in both houses of Parliament, and the speeches of the great men on both sides concerning them.

The Life and death of Captain John Porteous: Containing the following curious particulars, never before printed, viz. His birth, education, and adventures in his youth.

His behaviour when in flanders. III. His conduct, while captain of the town-guard of Edinburgh. Some remarkable circumstances, which preceded his murder. See also John Porteous (soldier) on Wikipedia; and our Encyclopædia Britannica disclaimer.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 22 — Porteous, John Porteous, John (d. ), captain of the city guard of Edinburgh, whose name is associated with the celebrated riots ofwas the son of Stephen Porteous, an Edinburgh tailor. John Porteous (soldier) Uniform of the Edinburgh Town Guard On 14 April three convicted smugglers, Andrew Wilson, William Hall and George Robertson, were arrested, tried and condemned to death.

Hall's sentence was commuted to transportation for life. The Porteous Riots surrounded the activities of Captain John Porteous (c. – ), Captain of the City Guard of Edinburgh, Scotland, who was lynched by a mob for his part in the killing of innocent civilians while ordering the men under his command to quell a disturbance during a public hanging in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh in April Although the rioters were generally supportive.

Buy The Life and Death of Captain John Porteous, with an Account of the Two Bills, as They Were Reasoned in Both Houses of Parliament, and the Speeches of online at best price in India on Snapdeal. Read The Life and Death of Captain John Porteous, with an Account of the Two Bills, as They Were Reasoned in Both Houses of Parliament, and the Speeches of reviews & author details.

Captain John Porteous, was a Scottish soldier, Captain of the City Guard of Edinburgh (ca. – ). On 14 April three convicted smugglers, Andrew Wilson, William Hall and George Robertson, were arrested, tried and condemned to death.

Hall's sentence was commuted to transportation for life, while Wilson and Robertson awaited their fate. PORTEOUS, JOHN (d. ), captain of the Edinburgh city guard, was the son of Stephen Porteous, a tailor in the Canongate, Edinburgh, and was bred to his father's business; but his unsteady habits and violent temper led to serious quarrels with his parents, and he enlisted in the army.

In John (–11), Pilate is depicted as having accepted the Christian interpretation of the meaning of Jesus, and he rejects Jewish leaders’ reminder that Jesus has merely said that he is “the king of the Jews” ().

On the other hand, John’s picture of Pilate delivering judgment from a tribunal in front of the prefect’s mansion. The City Guard, acting on the orders of the widely ­loathed (and allegedly intoxicated) Captain John Porteous, fired into the crowd in retaliation.

Several lay dead as a result. The historical backdrop was the event known as the Porteous riots. Ina riot broke out in Edinburgh over the execution of two smugglers.

The Captain of the City Guards, Captain John Porteous, ordered the soldiers to fire into the crowd, killing several people. Porteous was later killed by a lynch mob who stormed the Old Tolbooth. The work opens to the Porteous Riots of in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This was a mob reaction to the authoritarian Captain John Porteous, who ordered the death of three men who may or may not have stolen some goods. The men are being held in Old Tolbooth prison, which is at the epicenter of Midlothian county, the site of many public executions.

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Events. 12 January – George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney becomes the first Field Marshal of Great Britain. 14 April – Porteous Riots in Edinburgh. Captain John Porteous orders his men to fire into the mob, causing six deaths.; 19 April – 53 houses in the Northamptonshire town of Stony Stratford are consumed by fire.; 8 May – marriage of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. 14 April Efforts to quell a riot by the Captain of the City Guard in Edinburgh, Captain John Porteous, lead to six deaths.

Portous is later found guilty of murder. 7 September An Edinburgh crowd hear that Captain Porteous, Captain of the Edinburgh City Guard, has been pardoned following his conviction for murder. Scott begins with another insurrection, the Porteous Riots ofwhen a mob stormed the Edinburgh Tolbooth, the ancient city jail and guardhouse, to seize Captain John Porteous, commander of.

Generally considered one of the finest of Walter Scott’s novels, "The Heart of Mid-Lothian" was published in four volumes in The novel deals with the social and political difficulties in Sco. A partial subject index is located in the collection's control file.

Related Materials. The Thomas Gage papers: Ten returns and letters written by Sterling. The George Germain papers: Letter written by Sterling dated Septem The Amherst papers: Three items written by Sterling, all dated November 4, The Clements Library also has the John Porteous letter book; Porteous was.For the prison housed Captain John Porteous, the man whose horrendous death was at the centre of the eponymous riots by the infamous Edinburgh Mob in It is actually highly accurate to call them the Porteous Riots, for the first “riot” was instigated not by the mob but by Porteous in his role as captain of the town guard, and the.

When Scott begins the story, we are in the midst of the Porteous Riot at the Tolbooth in Edinburgh. Finally, in Chapter 28 Scott supplies the date of the action: The commander of the Edinburgh city guard, Captain John Porteous, had ordered his men to fire on a mob at the hanging of Wilson, who was reprieved.