March 2012

Thimble Rigger!

BENJAMIN PARROTT Thimble Rigger! SOUTHAMPTON 9 Sept 1841: THIMBLE RIGGING AND EXTRAORDINARY INFATUATION OF THE VICTIM On Friday before P. Breton Esq, 5 thimble-riggers were placed at the bar charged with conspiracy to defraud a gentleman named Edwards, residing at Millbrook, of certain sums of money and his gold watch – to wit, a sovereign, …

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