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Burke

1. Edmund. 1729--97, British Whig statesman, conservative political theorist, and orator, born in Ireland: defended parliamentary government and campaigned for a more liberal treatment of the American colonies; denounced the French Revolution
2. Robert O'Hara. 1820--61, Irish explorer, who led the first expedition (1860--61) across Australia from south to north. He was accompanied by W. J. Wills, George Grey, and John King; King alone survived the return journey
3. William. 1792--1829, Irish murderer and body snatcher; associate of William Hare
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Ellen was a descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, passengers on the Mayflower and Arthur Branscombe and William Burke, both British Empire Loyalists.
INDIA Soldiers from the Border Security Forces atop camels stand at attention in front of the Presidential Palace during a ceremony in preparation for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) SCOTLAND Dr Gordon Findlater holds the death mask of mass murderer William Burke before it goes on display to the public following a revamp of the Anatomy Museum at the University of Edinburgh.
However, William Hare and William Burke, two Irish laborers resident in Edinburgh, did not wait for potential cadavers to die; over the course of twelve months, they murdered sixteen people.
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The film's characters, William Burke and William Hare, were serial murderers in the 19th Century who killed 17 people and sold their corpses to doctors.
Evil William Burke and William Hare struck terror in Edinburgh in the early 1800s as they smothered 17 people then sold their corpses for a twisted doctor to dissect.
The gruesome killing spree--conducted by William Burke, Helen M'Dougal, Margaret Laird (also known as Lucky Log), and William Hare--forms the nexus of Deborah Symonds's analysis in Notorious, Murders, Black Lanterns, & Moveable Goods.
William Burke, 23, attacked haulage firm owner Graham Moore, 53, after hearing his father's car was trashed.
"Locomotives are a major source of air pollution in the Southland, responsible for more smog-forming emissions than [1.5 million) cars," said AQMD governing board chairman William Burke. "We can't afford to allow a weak and unenforceable agreement, reached in secret negotiations between the state and the railroads, to be a major strategy for protecting public health from these harmful emissions."
William Burke, who subsequently became a Salesian priest.
4 Protect Us from All Anxiety: Meditations for the Depressed by William Burke (ACTA Publications, 1998).
Crowds gather to watch the execution of Scottish serial killer William Burke (1792 - 1829)