1858 Henry Bloomfield

He killed his wife with a hatchet, in the small farm they lived at near Lyme Park. He was found to be insane, and was ordered to be taken to Bedlam Hospital in London.
For the journey, he was taken by train with a warder and a turkey, and a young boy returning to reformatory school. The compartment was locked (!), and when it came out of a tunnel near Watford, Bloomfield stuck the Warder, and leapt from the window into a forested area. A reward of £5 was offered.
He was recaptured when attempting to go to his Uncle’s house at Earl Soham.

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