Transported Beyond the Seas

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I find many ‘Dead Ends’ during my research. Mere mentions of a body snatching attempt that quite often leads to nothing. I share them because otherwise they will be forgotten. They are intended to be just that, mere snippets of the past.

Transported Beyond the Seas

Hampshire Chronicle: 16 June 1823

A small rowing boat is taking people to a prison ship. Engraving by George Cooke after Samuel Prout.. Credit: Wellcome Collection.

‘Two resurrection men have been tried at Edinburgh for stealing dead bodies, and sentenced to seven years transportation beyond the seas’

I've been researching the macabre world of body snatching since 2005 when I looked at the topic in depth for my Under Grad dissertation. Since then, I've been absolutely fascinated by this often forgotten side of Britain's history.