Catalogue Finding NumberMAC:73/26
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleMemorandum concerning the removal of Ann Walker from Shibden Hall
Description"This morning Captain Sutherland wished me to accompany him as his solicitor to Shibden Hall". Says they arrived at half past ten o'clock and lists the people present in the house. Says he found that Miss Walker had been removed that morning in a carriage to the neighbourhood of York under the direction of Dr Henry Stephen Belcombe. "Found every room in the house locked except the little dining room, the Hall, the kitchen and Butler's pantry". Mrs Sutherland later came and they found Miss Walker's Red Room also locked. The Constable was instructed to take the door of its hinges - "the Room was in a most filthy condition, and on the side of the Bed were a Brace of loaded pistols... The shutters were closed - an old dirty candle stick near the Bed was covered with Tallow. the furniture in the Room might not have been dusted for months - Papers were strewn about in complete confusion. In the Red Room were...many Handkerchiefs shatted [?splattered] all over with blood". They returned on 11 Sep when they took down depositions
Date9-11 Sep 1843
Extent1 item
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