My father was born in Kent so Kent research is an important part of my genealogy. I'll use this blog to post snippets of interest about Kent or people from Kent, interesting Kent websites or any other Kent miscellany I find.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Murder of Mr Sack of Penhurst

From The Morning Post,  (London,  England), Tuesday, August 10, 1819;

Of the  79 prisoners on the calendar, 18 were capitally convicted, and five following  left for execution, viz:- Henry LANGRIDGE , 35, for the murder of Mr. SAXE ,  of Penshurst, about six years ago;  Abraham ABRAHAMS , 24, Judah SOLOMON ,  36, and Joseph SOLOMON , for being accessories in planning a burglary and  felony, at Minster, Isle of Sheppy, of which three men were convicted at the  last Maidstone Assizes;  and John CRUTTENDEN , aged 33 ( indicted on the  Black Act ) for feloniously and maliciously cutting a number of hop binds,  growing on poles, in a plantation belonging to Mr. Samuel SANTER , of Benenden.  This, we believe, is the first capital conviction that ever followed an offence of this kind. 

From The Morning Post ( London,  England ), Tuesday, February 16, 1813;

ANOTHER ATROCIOUS  MURDER.  -  Mr. R. SACK , of Penshurst, Sussex, farmer,was  barbarously murdered on Monday evening last, by Henry LANGRIDGE , a labourer,  who resided in a cottage belonging to Mr. SACK . LANGRIDGE has absconded. 

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