John Waller (perjurer)

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Eighteenth-century illustration of Waller being dragged from the pillory and beaten to death by the avenging family of a victim in London

John Waller, a highwayman and perjurer, was sentenced to a jail term and pillory in 1732 after giving false information to the courts, from which he benefited financially. He was killed while in the pillory by Edward Dalton, whose brother had been executed as a consequence of Waller's perjury.[1]

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