Adam Archer (Rat Catcher)
Born in Bristol and the youngest son of ‘Saltbox’ and ‘Slogger Rose’, Adam has a keen eye for a mark. As a child he used every opportunity possible along with his virtuous gaze, to persuade the gullible to take pity on his poor soul, often using a crutch under his arm to improve his wretched image, in the hope it would earn him a few extra pennies for his troubles.
It’s not thought that Adam ventured into more serious criminal activities, though he was frequently in the company of known pick pockets and swindlers, instead he tried to earn a more respectable living collect rags to sell to the paper trade.
As he's got older he's continued to try and earn an honest living, catching rats and selling them to the highest bidder, usually landlords with rat pits used for sport. This is proving to be a very lucrative business, but unfortunately, with ‘Saltbox’ as his father, it seems only a matter of time before he starts to tread the formidable path leading to Newgate.