The Memoirs of George Barrington

29. The Memoirs of George Barrington

Containing every remarkable circumstance from his birth to the present time, including the following trials-- 1. For robbing Mrs. Dudman 2. Elizabeth Ironmonger 3. Returning from transportation 4. Robbing Sir G. Webster 5. Mr. Bagshaw 6. Mr. Le Mesurier 7. For outlawry 8. For robbing Mr. Townsend : with the whole of his celebrated speeches, taken from the records of the King's Bench, Old Bailey, &c. / (London : Printed for J. Bird ... and Simmonds ..., [1790]).

George Barrington (1755?-1804) was a legendary figures in the early years of the colony.

Well-known in London as "the Prince of Pickpockets" and transported in 1790, after good behaviour he was appointed Chief Constable in Parramatta in 1796. This frontispiece of his 1790 Memoirs shows him in action and includes illustrations of the pickpocket's tools.

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