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Jeffrey Bloomfied
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Post Number: 282
Registered: 2-2003
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VOL. V , col.148, a tramp named Martin Doyle was the last man to be hanged for wounding with intent to kill in Great Britain. He tried to kill his common-law wife, Jane Brogine with rocks near Linley lane Tollgate near Walthall on 30 May 1861. He was tried at the Chester assizes 8 August 1861, found guilty, and hanged at Chester on 27 August 1861. The TIMES of London had an account of his trial on 9 August 1861 on page 9.


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