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Question 1: "Captain" James MacLaine (occasionally "Maclean", "MacLean", or "Maclane") (1724 – 3 October 1750) was a notorious highwayman with his ________ William Plunkett.
AccompliceAttempt crimeMurderIntention (criminal law)

Question 2: He moved to ________ and married the daughter of an innkeeper or horse dealer.

Question 3: MacLaine was the second of two sons of a Scottish Presbyterian minister who moved to Monaghan in the north of ________.
IrelandNorthern IrelandWalesIrish people

Question 4: MacLaine's trial at the ________ became a fashionable society occasion, and he reputedly received nearly 3,000 guests while imprisoned at Newgate.
Greater LondonEnglandOld BaileySt Paul's Cathedral

Question 5: Amongst their victims were ________ and Lord Elgington.
Baron WalpoleHorace Walpole, 4th Earl of OrfordThomas GrayRobert Walpole

Question 6: Educated to become a merchant, MacLaine frittered away his inheritance in ________ on fine clothes, gambling and prostitutes.

Question 7: With the ________ of five hundred pounds, he set himself up as a grocer in Welbeck Street.
WifeWeddingDowryBride price

Question 8: He was convicted and hanged at ________ on 3 October 1750.
SouthwarkJack SheppardHanged, drawn and quarteredTyburn

Question 9: He joined ________ apothecary William Plunkett as a highwayman.
Bond (finance)BankruptcyDebtInsolvency

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