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Evil-doings in Old Sheffield.

Steve & Stuart aka "The Murder Mob" have about 122 of these to keep you occupied, many with several pages - just wait for number 77 or Charles Peace as he is usually known !!!!!.

Enjoy.

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Small version - Sheffield-related.

Big one is the entire page (big, only if you're interested in general material)

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OK Richard,

here we go Murder #1

Nov/Dec 1817, Clinker Wood, near Eckington.

Mr Bingham said he was riding down the side of the wood at about

a quarter before eight,

and heard a gun fired

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Murder #2

Nov 1828

Child murder at Westbar.

Mr Hardy a surgeon who saw the child in a dying state.

Said the symptoms had been produced by a corrosive poison

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Murder #3

Jan 5th 1833

Horrid murder at Pinstone Street.

Constables, Bland, Wild and Wildgoose

arrived soon afterwards,

to find the wretched author of this diabolical crime

sitting in an armchair chair cutting his fingernails

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Nice work ! Where did you find them ? lol

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Nice work ! Where did you find them ? lol

Some Bloke sent them to me... ?

seem to think his name was Richard

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Murder #4

April 1835

Drunken murder at Upper Heeley

and attempted self-murder.

Some little girls who were playing near

heard Mrs Hardwick cry out "Oh dear he's Killing Me!"

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Murder #5

April 1837 Constable John Waterfall, junior investigating.

W Jeffries was in Mr Moor's workshop

'when Williams came in ...

he appeared half drunk'

saw him strike Froggat 'who was sitting at work on a low board'

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Murder #6

Jan 1841

Shocking Murder at Thomas Street/Egerton St.

MR lawton a Night Watchman said ..

"I thought the man was drunk,

So I endevoured to wake him, he was quite stiff"

"Laid on his back with both his arms extended"

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Any educated guesses as to which Music Hall ?

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Small version - Sheffield-related.

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What's an 'unnatural crime' ?

Jeremy

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What's an 'unnatural crime' ?

Jeremy

And what's a 'attempted self-murder'

lol

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What's an 'unnatural crime' ?

Jeremy

I didn't dare ask, bet it involves livestock, celery and a flying helmet :blink:

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I didn't dare ask, bet it involves livestock, celery and a flying helmet :blink:

lol You're imagination is a little more colourful than mine!

A brief search of the internet suggests that this man was hanged for being a homosexual.

Jeremy

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lol You're imagination is a little more colourful than mine!

A brief search of the internet suggests that this man was hanged for being a homosexual.

Jeremy

Bugger !

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Small version - Sheffield-related.

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Charles Batty

Sheffield Local Register (Digest of local newspaper stories)

2 Oct 1835

Charles Batty committed to York, charged with cutting and

maiming Elizabeth Brown.

5 Mar 1836

Charles Batty tried at York, for cutting and wounding

Elizabeth Brown, at Sheffield, with intent to murder.

Found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged.

Robert Nall

Sheffield Local Register

28 Nov 1841

Mary Nall murdered by Robert Nall, her husband, at

the house of Lucy Nall, her sister, Beehive lane, Glossop

road, where they were sleeping together. Nall was

in bed with the dead body, when taken, several hours

after the commission of the murder. At the request of

the Jury, the Coroner made a representation to the Home

Office on the frequency of stabbing.

17 Mar 1842

Robert Nall found guilty of the murder of Mary, his wife.

Sentenced to death.

9 Apr 1842

Robert Nall executed at York for the murder of his wife.

Hugh

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Excellent work, Thank you Hugh.

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The NALL murder is mentioned on Chris Hobbs's site which shows that Mary was actually Mary Ann (nee HALL). And as you'd expect, Lucy NALL was Robert's sister, not Mary Ann's.

Hugh

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... and I don't suppose you'd be interested in the murder of a barman of a Walkley pub by the landlord :unsure: ?!

Thought not he he

Hugh

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Yes, we'll have some details on that please !

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These are my Walkley Cemetery Tour notes. A more connected narrative is (again) on Chris Hobbs' site!

Date of murder: 29 July 1923

Victim

John Joseph CLARKE (‘Jack’)

48

20 Lister Road

- stamper (forks and spoons)

- bartender / potman Bay Horse Inn

- formerly Steward of the old Institute of the RAOB in West Street

- wife: Eva/Eve [buried 1957]

Murderer

John William EASTWOOD (executed Leeds 28 December.)

39

chimney sweep, publican

wife Ethel – owner of a buffing workshop

- quiet serious sort of man [newspaper report]

- subject to morose fits

- A heavily built man, with bronzed stolid-looking features,

wearing a blue suit but no collar or tie (Magistrate’s Court 29th Jul)

Mildred PARRAMORE 22 “described as a married woman”

ran away to Liverpool with Eastwood on 30th June. Returned within 2 weeks.

Mildred’s husband took her back. Ethel Eastwood refused to take her husband back (though he was allowed to drink in the pub as a customer). She had applied to have the licence transferred into her name.

He took to sleeping on the sofas of friends (among them Jack Clarke) or in digs. He came to believe that Jack Clarke was too close to his wife and this developed into an obsession.

Eastwood stole a hatchet from an outbuilding at the pub.

Arthur Hilton 8ct 1h Greaves Street (landlord of Eastwood’s lodgings)

“He chucked the latch key on the dressing table saying he would not need it any more”

Jack CLARKE (son):

“I heard father go downstairs, and then I heard about six bangs, and I sprang out of bed and ran downstairs...Father was lying in the doorway, huddled up in a heap against the mangle in the kitchen...he had some awful wounds in his head.”

Eastwood ran up Walkley Bank Road, dropped the hatchet into the yard of the Methodist Chapel, and went to Burgoyne Road Police Station to give himself up.

“I want you to go to 20 Lister Road. I believe I have done Jack Clark in with a hatchet, which I have since thrown away in a chapel yard in Walkley Road.”

“Prominent on a bench in the court was an axe, partly concealed by brown paper wrappings.”

A “painful sensation was caused in the Walkley district” [star]

“Large crowds gathered in the vicinity of 20 Lister Road yesterday on the occcasion of the funeral of the Walkley hatchet tragedy victim. There were many more people at Walkley Cemetery, the majority being women...After a short service the remains of Mr John Joseph Clark were taken to a grave at the lower end of the cemetery. Many of the spectators were greatly affected as the last rites were read.” [sDT 4 Aug]

...

Hugh

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Can I recommend 2 excellent books on this subject.

The Sheffield Hanged 1750 - 1864

The Sheffield Murders 1865 - 1965

Both of these are by David Bentley and are published and available locally

The second book I bought while researching my family tree as it has details of my great, great grandfather Robert West who was hung for the murder of his wife in 1889 at Handsworth. Obviously it contains a lot of details of the crime which would be unavailable by normal family history research. I was so impressed with this book that I also bought the other one.

Together these 2 books have full details of 43 muerders and other crimes which carried the death penalty in the period 1750 - 1965. It includes the lives of Charlie Peace and Spence Broughton.

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Murder #7

Nov 1841

The two men were quarrelling near

The Brown Sow, Red Cross, when .........

(linked to a robbery at Heeley)

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