Bob Hollyman-Mawson completes his tale of 'justice' in ole Somerset, home of his Hollyman ancestors. Please refer to the previous two blogs to best understand the story.
Of further interest is that the Reverend Abraham Elton's first wife was Eliza Durbin; so my ancestral Hollyman bloodline might be connected to the Eltons by marriage from which Julia Elton and her siblings descend, inclusive of Sir Charles Abraham Grierson Elton, the 11th Baronet.
The three men then “ascended the scaffold with a firm step” after which the hangman tied the nooses of the gallows around their necks. These gallows had been erected by placing lengths of long poles, which had been tied at top, above and to either side of a farm-cart.
Rowley stated his ruin stemmed from associations he had made at “cider shops”, and Clarke said nothing.
Our thanks to cousin Bob for his three postings on Kenn, Somerset and a look at the harsh English justice of the early 19th Century. - GNH
We are all on a journey. Through genealogy we can discover how families better themselves generation to generation. When we understand the past, we know ourselves more fully and are more generously equipped to travel through our own time and place in the Cosmos. - GNH