Contributed by Gigimo
Description: William DEARING Convicted of Murdering His Wife, Has Escaped From Goal.Date: September 28 1749
Newspaper published in: Boston, MA
Whereas William DEARING of Scarborough in the County of York, was at the Court of Assize held at York for said County, in June last past. Convicted and condemned for the murder of his wife, and in the night following the fifteenth day of September inst. with the assistance of some evil minded persons, broke the goal in York and escaped. These are therefore to notify all persons of the same. And I the subscriber Sheriff of the said County of York do hereby promise that any person or persons who shall apprehend and secure the said William DEARING, so that I may recover him him again, shall have two hundred pounds old tenor reward and all necessary charges paid. And any person that discovers and informs of any of the persons who were siding and assisting to the said William DEARING in making his escape so that the person or persons so doing may be convicted thereof shall have fifty pounds old tenor reward for the same.
N.B. The said DEARING is a middle aged man, of middling stature with full eyes, black curled hair. 'Tis not supposed that he will wear the same clothing he had on in goal.
York September 16th 1749 Jos. PLAISTED.