“William Bluet (Blewitt)”


"There was a woman lived in Hampshire, She had one only son, and him she loved most dear." The young man spends his estate, then turns to crime. Taken and condemned, he bids a sad farewell to his mother and is executed. A dove hovers by his dying head

Historical references

  • Apr 12, 1726 - Execution of William Blewitt, a convicted housebreaker, pickpocket, and accomplice to murder, in Surrey


  1. Combs/Wilgus 125, pp. 151-152, "William Bluet" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4298
  3. BI, CW151


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1967
Found in: US(Ap)