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Richard "Dick" Turpin
Original name: John Palmer
Birth: Sep. 21, 1705
Uttlesford District
Essex, England
Death: Apr. 17, 1739
York Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England

Legendary highwayman. Better known as Dick Turpin, he was a notorious highwayman and horse stealer. By the time he was 30 he had committed many crimes of murder and highway robbery, with a reward of £200 being offered for his capture. Turpin fled to Holland, but later returned to the North of England, where he was unknown. Here, he posed as a horse dealer under his mother's maiden name of Palmer. His freedom was short-lived however, and was arrested over a minor incident on the 2nd October, 1738, being sent to jail because he could not afford to pay bail. During investigations, evidence arose of his horse stealing, and he was sent to the Debtor's Prison. Here his true identity was unveiled, and he was hanged on York Tyburn (now part of York Racecourse) on April 7th, 1739 (bio by K. Smith). 

Cause of death: Hung for his crimes
St George Churchyard
York Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England
Plot: The churchyard is across the road from the church. His grave is at the very back of the churchyard
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9917
Richard Dick Turpin
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Richard Dick Turpin
Added by: Kieran Smith
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- Janis•E
 Added: Sep. 16, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Apr. 17, 2017
When people think of the epitome of the 18th Century highwayman they think of you and Black Bess, your steed. A lot of this is due to the novel by Ainsworth, but it is what the public accepts today. Rest in peace, Dick.
- J. B.
 Added: Jan. 31, 2017
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