Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1846 and 1854


Hodges, Printer, wholesale toy warehouse, 31 Dudley street, 7 dials


Firth b.25(406) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V16181

Title: Execution of Sarah Chesham. For the murder of Richard Chesham, her husband, by poison

First Line: Behold a wretched married woman

Tune: The waggon train

Themes:  Murder - 19th century


IconClass Codes:
44G35: Body of the executed displayed in public
31E2355: Violent death by hanging
46A7: Crowd, mob


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(382)

Notes:  Firth b.25(382); Imperfect: title cropped.

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 498

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