Unsolved Murders

James Voyce

Age: 60

Sex: male

Date: 23 Sep 1922

Place: Eldersfield, Tewkesbury, Worcestershire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

James Voyce and his adopted son Samuel Henry King were found dead at their farm in Eldersfield. They had died from cyanide poisoning.

Four grains of cyanide of potassium were found in James Voyce whilst 1.3 grains were found in Samuel King. It was thought that the poison was probably taken in water.

A manufacturer that had visited the farm said that James Voyce's blind brother had made an accusation against James Voyce's wife but she strenuously denied it.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Aberdeen Journal - Saturday 23 September 1922

see Pall Mall Gazette - Monday 28 August 1922