Bartholemew Murray 1841

Bartholemew Murray 1841

Murray was an Irish Labourer who was convicted of the murder of Joseph Cooke and his wife, who lived near Knutsford. They were beaten to death, and when discovered, the couple’s brother in law found a written testimony of Murray’s on the floor. Murray was working around Knutsford, having stopped there when he first came from Ireland looking for work. Murray had fled back to Ireland, following the murder, and was arrested there.
He was brought back to Cheshire, tried and convicted.