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Murder !!!

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What's an 'unnatural crime' ?

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

I think this may be what you had in mind?

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8th Jan 1853.

Alfred Waddington, of Sheffield, was this day executed at York for having murdered his illegitimate child, twenty months old, on the 18th of August previously.
On the 15th, James Barbour, of the same place was executed for the
murder of Alexander Robinson, after having made a confession of his guilt.

Annals of Yorkshire 1874

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8th Dec 1852.

Alfred Waddington, of Sheffield, was this day executed at

York for having murdered his illegitimate child, twenty

months old, on the 18th of August previously.

16th Dec 1852

James Barbour, of the same place ,was executed for'

the murder of Alexander Robinson, after having made a'

confession of his guilt.

Annals of Yorkshire 1874

Wrong year vox!

Both were executed in January 1853.

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1852 is what it says in the book. I just copied and pasted it. :huh:

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1861. NOVEMBER 12th.
Alfred Hinchliffe, of Treeton, was found dead in Shirland Lane, Attercliffe, Sheffield, robbed and possibly murdered. The coroner's jury returned an open verdict.

ANNALS OF YORKSHIRE.

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1861 NOVEMBER 7th.
A man named Thomas Townend, a scissors maker at Sheffield, having for some time lived criminally with
his step-daughter, Eliza Fisher, in Heptonstall Lane, Attercliffe, shot her with a pistol, but she ultimately recovered. He then shot himself with the same weapon, and lived till the 17th, when he died. In his case the coroner's jury returned a verdict of felo de se ; he was accordingly buried at midnight, and in the case of his stepdaughter a verdict of wilful murder was returned against him.

ANNALS OF YORKSHIRE

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