Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
RichardB

Murder !!!

Recommended Posts

SteveHB

Murder by Stabbing

July 1855

The deceaced 'George Lewis'

was a private in the 7th Hussars

A party was being held at the

Lyceum PH,

near to the Sheffield barraks ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stuart0742

Trade Murder in Sheffield !!

September 1861

Report of an inquest at Sheffield Town Hall

Bridget ( or Bedelia ) O'Rourke one of the unfortunate women injured in the recent Outrage in Acorn Street died of her burns

The "Infernal Machine" that exploded was in the house of George Wastnidge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SteveHB

Attempted Murder in Sheffield

See post #104 for full story

Of James Linley a saw grinder

living in Colliers Row, Long Henry Street, Park.

'Before going home Linley called at

the house of a relative named

Horner in Nursery Street' ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HughW

Trade Murder in Sheffield !!

September 1861

Report of an inquest at Sheffield Town Hall

Bridget ( or Bedelia ) O'Rourke one of the unfortunate women injured in the recent Outrage in Acorn Street died of her burns

The "Infernal Machine" that exploded was in the house of George Wastnidge

Sheffield Local Register

2 Jul 1867

Trade Commission, 21st day. Witnesses, Mr. J.

G. Robson, George Wastnidge, fender-grinder, and

Harriet, his wife; John Sibray, foreman to Mr. H. E.

Hoole; Robert Renshaw, file-grinder, who confessed to

the Acorn street outrage and the murder of Bridget

O'Rouke; Samuel Cutler, Joseph Thompson, and.

Edward Platts, fender-grinders; James Mountain,

solicitors' clerk ; James Robertcson, fender-grinders'

secretary.

*

This is the 'Sheffield Outrages' Commission of Enquiry. Since witnesses were

promised immunity from prosecution I assume Renshaw got away with murder.

Hugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ukelele lady

:o

Wiiliam Smedley 1875.

William Smedley was a Sheffield knife maker, had been widowed several years earlier but had started living with an

Elizabeth Firth as man and wife. At the end of August she told him she no longer wished to share his house on account of

his poverty. He had been unable to work due to his failing eyesight. On the 31st August they were drinking in a pub

together and at the end of the evening he walked her to her new home. When they reach the front door she refused to let him in. sending Smedley into a jealous rage.He drew out his razzer , grabbed her by the hair and cut her throat, so

severely that he almost severed her head. Then he turned away and walked to the local police station where he gave himself up. He was hanged by Thomas Askern on the 21st December 1875 in Leeds.

Funny what you find out when searching your ancesters, not my namesake but one of the inlaws, [or outlaw].

They say you should never search the family tree or one or two nuts could fall out. ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ukelele lady

Of the same family. Murder in the Snow 1947. William Smedley.

On 8th March amongst the bomb damaged buildings in a derelict out building in Spring Street an eleven year old

Peter Johnson came across a womans body. The lad was the son of licencee of the Stag Inn on Wilson Street.

The woman was a 27 year old local prostitute called Edith Simmonite who lived at the womens hostel on West Bar Green.

Landlord of the hostel Charles Fisher told police she had gone out Friday night and he had not seen her since.

One man who was seen in Ediths company on the night was William Smedley. Later that evening Smedley sent a telegram

to his sister Doris Butler in Doncaster "Come Saturday morning.Urgent. Brother in terrible trouble."

The whole story was printed in THe Sheffield Telegraph March 10th,12th June 11th July 22nd 1947.

And the Sheffield Star March 10th, 13th,24th. May 14th, 22nd, 30th. June 10th July 23rd. August 14th 1947.

William Smedley was the last man to be executed for a Sheffield murder. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
neddy

I did a bit of research into William Smedley some time ago,

William Smedley

Age:-38

Date of Execution -14th August 1947

Location of Execution - Leeds

Hangman -Stephen Wade

Assistants - Harry Kirk

Tried at -Leeds

Trial Dates - 21st-22nd July 1947

Trial Judge-Mister Justice Pritchard

Crime - Murder

Victim- Edith Simmonite

Age -27

Location of Murder-Derelict building, Bridge Street, Sheffield

Date of Murder-Friday 7th March, 1947

Method of Murder-Strangled

Relationship to Killer -None

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stuart0742

Robery and Supposed Murder nr Shefiield

December 1861

Alfred Hinchcliff (27) a market gardener from Treeton, brought his pig to Attercliffe for disposal

He sold it to Grocer Mr Watts for £10 8s. he later met Thomas Fawley a local butcher who agreed to slaughter the pig later that afternoon. The pair then went to the "New Horse and Jockey" Beerhouse where they drank all afternoon.

Later Hinchcliff was found Dead in Shirland lane

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

Newspaper article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

When we get that far, murder number 77 is Charlie Peace - just a heads-up so people can find previous postings etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SteveHB

Attempted Murder near Sheffield

Oct 1858

At Stubbing nr Hoyland two men

Hague and Wood quarrelled after a game of bowls

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SteveHB

Attempted Murder in Sheffield

Oct 1858

Thomas Champion and the victim

Henry Grayson,

worked for

Thomas Fewsdale & Co builders

situated on the Wicker.

'Champion intended to shoot all

the men in the workshop,

seven in number'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

and ...

(This is a picture of Murder 88 - when we get that far).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

Royal Standard, scene of the inquest (St Mary's Road, S2) (Murder 90 on my listing), plus scene of the murder Sheaf Street, Leadmill Road

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

I'm looking forward to the 1883 murder of a Male Bearded Lady !!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

and, of course, the 1884 attempted murder of a wife by a husband whose excuse was

"he was tired of seeing her ugly mug"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

by 1886 we are getting kids to throw other kids into the canal ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stuart0742

Attempted Murder nr Sheffield

June 17 1862

Joseph Ibotson of Cobden View Crookes, attacked and seriously woundered John Hogden of Stannington.

This may have been a revenge attack as Hogden had previously given evidence against Ibbotson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stuart0742

Brutal murder in Sheffield

August 1863

Ann Harriet Turton alias "Minute" was found brutaly mudered in Pinestone St

William Slater is accused of her murder, which was to do with "money earned", Turton was a prostitute

Sheffield Pub Three Stags Head mentioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

Hope to have another 40 or so of these available tomorrow - heads-up Murder Team!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SteveHB

Murder in Sheffield

Jan 1859

'Three or four men came out of a passage

known as Heartshead

and one of them plunged

a knife or some other pointed instrument into

his abdomen'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SteveHB

Attempted Murder in Sheffield

See post #104 for full story

Aug 1859

A shot was fired through a window

at Linley

while he was sitting in the snug of

the Crown Inn on Scotland Street

On Wed 28th of Feb 1860

James Linley,

'Who never made a full recovery'

died

The Crown Inn 1910

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dunsbyowl1867

Facinating but harrowing images and which have disturbing echos in very recent events - nothing's new under the sun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RichardB

Facinating but harrowing images and which have disturbing echos in very recent events - nothing's new under the sun!

The Male Bearded Lady I thought was rather unique (coming to you SOON)

However, the Sheffield suicide attempt where the man attempting to hang himself told some boys who were standing by

"Don't attempt to cut me down until I whistle !"

is my current favourite

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stuart0742

Attempted Murder in Sheffield

March 1864

Following an affray in Hollis Croft around midnight on Saturday, 2 men were stabbed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...