Unsolved Murders

Thomas Ashton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 11 Jan 1831

Place: Hyde, Manchester

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

It was thought three men waited for him behind a hedge on the private road to his house and shot him in revenge for the lowering of their wages. Thomas Ashton was a young gentlman and the son of a wealthy cotton spinner.

see Berkshire Chronicle - Saturday 04 June 1831

see Morning Chronicle - Tuesday 11 January 1831

see Morning Post - Tuesday 11 January 1831

see Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 09 June 1831


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