Patrick Carey 1883

Patrick Carey, aka Jack White, had been lodging at the house of Thomas Earlam, and on 9th February attacked and killed him with a hammer and left his housekeeper Mary Moran for dead. Mary died 2 days later. Polie found Carey in another boarding house in Manchester, and when challenged he gave his name as Delaney, but he was arrested and charged with Murder. He was identified by several witnesses, and items from the lodging house were found.
He was executed on 11th May 1883 by Marwood, and was reportedly calm and steady at his execution.

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Going through and researching the stories is fascinating – you learn something new every time. My plan is to summarise each case, and then go back and fill in more details and gaps.
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Welcome to the site

This is my first attempt at a site so please be patient!
I have researched and read over many years the crimes that took place in Cheshire and beyond. I began to realise that this knowledge is just sitting in a drawer, so now is the time to share it.
I also think that there is a lot of information out there, local historians, genealogists and many more might have a contribution to make to each tale. So I will put the story together as I know it, and as additional information comes in, the story will evolve and develop.


Well, as we wait for any answers from History – please be patient whilst we build the site. My plan is to publish here the many stories I know and have researched, and subject them to scrutiny from the audience. There must be people out there who know small details, or even huge details that will help to finish these tales. Please add to the stories through comments, and I will endeavour to weave them in.