Unsolved Murders

George Sanger

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 30 Nov 1911

Place: Park Farm, Eastend Road, East Finchley

Lord George Sanger died from head injuries.

A man was suspected of murdering him and sent to the Assizes for trial by a Coroner's jury but killed himself before the trial.

He was said to have attacked both George Sanger as well as two other farm hands before getting away.

It was said that the man had felt he was not getting enough attention from Lord George Sanger and so he killed him with a hatchet.

45 years later Herbert Coopers grandson wrote a book saying that Lord George Sanger actually struck his head accidently with a brass candlestick during an affray and whilst still conscious went to bed where he died in his sleep. The book was called The Sanger Story by John Lukens.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see The Sanger Story by John Lukens

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 30 November 1911

see Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 01 December 1911