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Jack Ketch

Although this looks very much like a sobriquet, there seems no sufficient evidence to believe it to be otherwise than a real proper name. We are told that the name Jack was applied to hangmen from Richard Jaquett, to whom the manor of Tyburn once belonged. (See Hangmen.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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