Richard Hutchinson and Francis Haworth. John Spencer, a native of
North Leverton, was executed at Nottingham, on the 26th July, for the
murder of William Yeadon, and his mother, Mary Yeadon, the keepers of
Scrooby toll-bar, near which place his body was hung in chains; the
gibbet post still remaining. A few weeks after being hung in chains,
a party of soldiers passed that way, when a serjeant fired a musket,
loaded with ball, at the body, and hit it. As soon as the
circumstance was known, the soldiers were pursued, and the serjeant
taken. He was afterwards tried by a court martial, and turned into the ranks.
At 06:06 AM 2/26/2007, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz wrote:
Dear Keith, and Dear List Members,
Keith, many thanks for the tip about the SPENCER from Kinoulton. I'll
track down his background and look into it.
For the List: I'll also ask about a murder that took place in the
1700s. I think that the murderer, John SPENCER, was from North Leverton, as
I recall. He killed a man who collected tolls on the roads..
Has anyone any recollection of this?
Mary Jane in New York City
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