Thomas Fallofield, Killing > murder, 25th February 1685.

Reference Number: t16850225-18
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Fallofield , Indicted for a bloody, barbarous and cruel murder committed upon the body of his Cousin Mary Hunt , Upon opening of the matter, it appear'd that the said Prisoner being an illiterate, rustick Countrey Fellow, and coming up to London to get Employment, went to visit his Cousin Mary Hunt , (who having also a Kinswoman in the house with her called also by the name of Mary Hunt ) where he was very kindly and in a friendly manner entertained both with meat, drink, and lodging; but coming in one Night about Nine of the Clock, took Occasion to quarrel with his said Kinswomen, assaulting in a most bloody and Furious manner one of the said Mary Hunts with a Rubbing-Brush, and knockt her down and left her, (supposing she had been dead) and presently run up stairs, where he found the other Mary Hunt in her Bed, whom he also most barbarously assaulted, by taking up a Quart-pot, and knocked out her brains, whereof she presently expired: The Assassinate flying, made his Escape into Oxfordshire, but the vengeance of God pursuing, he was by accident apprehended, and brought up to London, where his poor Cousin whom he knocked down and assaulted below stairs, made the matter very plain against him, whereupon he was deservedly found Guilty of the said inhumane murder.

[Death. See summary.]


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