1602 Arnet

At Michaelmas fair, one Arnet, servant to Mr Manley of Saltney side, cruelly murdered one of his fellows near to his Masters house, first by cutting his throat with a knife, and afterwards, missing his windpipe, he ripped up his belly with the same knife, so that his bowels fell out, and leaving him for dead, went home without taking any mney from him, as he first intended; not withstanding, the dying man came home, and lapping his bowels in his shirt, and lived until he made known who had killed him. And the same murderer was hanged in chains the year following, near to the place where the deed was done.

 

The History of Cheshire: Containing King’s Vale-Royal Entire, Together with …

By Daniel King, William Smith, William Webb

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