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Syllavan, Owen

Born in County of Waxford, Ireland. Sailed to Boston as an indentured servant. Unhappily married.

He took up work as a silver smith. Engraved plates to print counterfeit money. He was found guilty, branded on both cheeks and had his ears cropped. Escaped from prison. Recaptured. He died on the gallows without naming accomplises.

Author of A short account of the life, of John ************ alias Owen Syllavan, alias John Livingston, alias John Brown, by which names he stood indicted by the Grand Jury, and was found guilty by the Supreme Sessions for the City and County of New-York, for counterfeiting and passing the current bills of that colony emitted in the year 1737: and was executed on Monday the 10th day of May 1756. Shewing what manner of life he led from his infancy. Taken from his own mouth. To which is added, his dying speech at the place of execution.


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