SE0064 : Owned by the notorious Tom Lee in 1766

taken 9 years ago, near to Grassington, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Owned by the notorious Tom Lee in 1766
Owned by the notorious Tom Lee in 1766
In April 1766, local blacksmith Tom Lee, who lived and worked in this building on Main Street, killed Dr Richard Petty. Petty and Lee had been to a cock fight at nearby Kettlewell, where Petty had won a considerable sum of money. On the journey home, they stopped at several inns. Their journey continued as far as Grassington Woods and it is here that the doctor allegedly met his end. Tom Lee was the prime suspect and was initially acquitted at York Assizes due to lack of evidence. Two years later, a former servant came forward with sufficient evidence for Lee to be re-arrested. Tried again at York in July 1768, this time Lee was found guilty of the crime, and later hanged.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services 
Former (from Tags)
Smithy 
Person (from Tags)
Tom Lee 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 00276 64100 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.3699N 1:59.8365W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0027 6409
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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