1790 ALNWICK letter to Adams in LONDON re THOMAS WATSON convicted of MURDER

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Seller: atlantic-fox (24,498) 100%, Location: Maryport, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372500078768 1790 Letter from Solicitors Clerk James Russell writing to his employer, Thomas Adams, Lawyer of Alnwick while he was in London and giving news of one Thomas Watson being committed for Murder at the Coroners Court. Letter charged 6d with ALNWICK postmark and London arrival datestamp. 1790 (Aug. 5).-Thomas Watson was executed on a temporary gallows without the Westgate, Newcastle, for the murder of George Gibson. The circumstances of this murder were marked with singular enormity, and were evidently the result of the most determined premeditation. Watson was a single man, and lived with his father, who had a farm at Elford. Gibson was a married man, and had a farm at Coldrife, near Newham, in Northumberland. Watson and Gibson, were at one time very intimate friends, but the former having heard that Gibson had accused him of unnatural crimes, he determined upon Gibson's destruction, and accordingly he purchased a pistol, balls, and powder, of a gunsmith, in Alnwick, and having infuriated himself with liquor, way-laid Gibson in the night of the 19th of February, 1790, at a place where he expected him to pass, but being disappointed, he the next morning went to Gibson's farm, where he found him, and deliberately shot him through the heart, which caused his death in a few minutes. An attempt was made on the trial to prove his being afflicted with a temporary insanity, but this was not satisfactorily substantiated. At the conclusion of the trial, he betrayed little emotion on hearing his sentence pronounced. At the place of execution, he confessed that he justly suffered, but did not seem very penitent for the commission of the crime. The body was sent to the surgeons'-hall for dissection, where the skeleton now remains. During the trial of Watson, one Jane Stephenson, was detected stealing a handkerchief out of a young man's pocket, in the open court; she was immediately secured, and taken before the grand jury, who found a true bill, from thence before his lordship, when she was immediately found guilty, and sentenced to seven year's transportation, all in the course of a few minutes. : Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution Era: 1750-1799, UK County: Northumberland, Subject Type: Murder, Postmark Type: Town Straight line Handstamp, Country: England, City/Town/Village: Alnwick, Family Name: Watson, Document type: Manuscript posted Letter

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