From The Cheap Magazine, 1814, published at Haddington by George Miller and Son.
"A Cocker Gratified"
"Whilst preparations were being made for the setting to of the cocks at St Giles a Mr Thorpe from the country had taken his seat in the front of the pit, and not two minutes before his death had offered to back the Huntington birds for ten guineas. He was observed to lean his head forward, and appeared somewhat ill. He made a kind of moan and instantly his colour changed, and he was a corpse. Surgical aid was immediately procured, but the spark of life was extinct. He died of apoplexy. It is a fact no less singular than true, that the deceased, half an hour before his death, had said, "The last time I was here I said, if ever I attend the pit again I hoped I should die there!"
"Saturday morning, Charles Callaghan was executed upon a temporary platform erected on the top of the new prison, Horse-Monger Lane."