Date: 11 Jan 1831
Place: Hyde, Manchester
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