Hampshire Murders by Nicola Sly

By Nicola Sly

Life within the old county of Hampshire has now not regularly been peaceable, for through the years it has skilled a variety of murders, a few of that are little recognized open air the county borders, others that experience surprised the country. those contain the killing of "Sweet Fanny Adams" in 1867; the bad homicide devoted via the postmaster at Grayshott in 1901; the mysterious poisoning of Hubert Chevis in 1943; and the gun conflict within the village of Kingsclere in 1944, which led to the deaths of 3 humans. Nicola Sly’s conscientiously researched, well-illustrated, and captivating textual content will attract a person attracted to the shady facet of Hampshire’s historical past, and will provide a lot meals for thought.

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4 ‘I AM COME TO GIVE MYSELF UP AS A MURDERER’ Portsea, 1847/1849 Life had not treated Mary Ann Beveridge well. She was married to a man who, if he wasn’t drinking in the beer houses of Portsea, was keeping company with his mistress, Mrs Bunter. Mary Ann had several children and in the Beveridge household there was very rarely sufficient money left to feed them properly, since her husband regularly drank it all away as soon as he was paid. Often Mary Ann had nothing but bread and water with which to feed her family and, if her life wasn’t miserable enough, for the past seven years she had been slowly going blind.

He had eventually settled for a weapon that was described as a duelling pistol, which was about twelve inches long. He paid a total of 15s 6d for the gun, six balls, twenty-five percussion caps and some gunpowder. As Clayton wrapped the pistol for him, he had asked Baker if he was going to fight a duel, to which Baker answered no, saying that he intended to shoot a large dog. Having purchased the pistol on Saturday, Baker apparently spent the Sunday morning of the murder writing a last letter to his parents.

Mr Higgs, who had written the label on the basket, believed that the parcel had been handed to him by Edwards, the butcher’s boy, but could not swear to it. Edwards strongly disputed this, maintaining that he knew nothing whatsoever about any basket. It was then left to Weale to inform the coroner that, while in Winchester, he had visited the chemist’s shop there and established that a man had purchased a large quantity of musk on the morning of Monday 4 July. The man had said that the musk was for a Mrs Barnard at Winchester but when Weale had spoken to the lady concerned, she denied having sent for any musk.

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