Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Turpin Dick

Turpin, DICK (l705-39), smuggler, cattle-lifter, and highwayman, is supposed to have begun life as a butcher's apprentice. He was hanged at York for the murder of an Epping keeper. It appears that the fame of the great ride to York attributed to Turpin by popular tradition really belongs to a 17th-century gentleman of the road, one Nick Nevison.