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Austerfield Murder 1828
« on: Friday 13 February 09 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Austerfield is a village near Doncaster and in 1828 John Dyon was murdered by his brother and nephew who were convicted and executed at York Castle.

I am making enquiries at York Reference Library but I wonder if there is anyone in the area who knows the story or can tell me if there is an MI to John Dyon at Austerfield?

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 February 09 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian55

I live in Doncaster and would be happy to check for you but I won't be going to the FHS for another couple of weeks.  I can check the death register for you then if you would like.  Do you know where he was buried?  I have MI's for Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster which is the main one in the town which I can check for you when I get home.  If he was buried locally (i.e. Austerfield) I will have to check at the FHS.  Do you know when in 1828 he died as there maybe a newspaper report in the local library?

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 February 09 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Goofy,

Thanks for your interest.

There is an IGI record (under the name John Dyson rather than Dyon but it is the same man) to the effect that he was buried 20 Feb 1828 at Austerfield.

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 February 09 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian55

Thanks for the info, I will look into this for you.  Please be patient though as I will not be able to visit the FHS until the 26th/27th  ;D
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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 February 09 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian55 and Goofy,

Hope this helps to track the information…….

I see there is a report in the “Derby Mercury”  on Wednesday February 27th 1828, from a report that was in the Doncaster Gazette.
At the end of the report it says;
The remains of Mr Dyon were interred on Wednesday at Austerfield, by the Rev. Matson Vincent, amidst a large concourse of people.

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 February 09 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Dear Sheila,

I have found a website relating to capital punishment which has a record to the effect that William Dyon aged 45 and John Dyon aged 23 were executed for the murder of their brother/uncle at York Castle on 2 April 1828.

I am hoping this will have made the newspapers as well.

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 February 09 15:01 GMT (UK) »
Yes...I have found the newspaper report on the murder & execution; message sent....

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #7 on: Friday 13 February 09 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Hello Ian,

It was just a thought to have a look on Google Books - http://books.google.co.uk/
And as you will see lots of information regarding the Dyson’s on there but this one is really good –
York Castle in the Nineteenth Century By William Leman Rede, Leman Thomas Rede.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bcQDAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA60&dq=john+dyon#PRA1-PA61,M1

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Re: Austerfield Murder 1828
« Reply #8 on: Friday 13 February 09 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian55

What wonderful information you have from Dizzifish!  :o  It's a really interesting story.

I work near the library in Doncaster so popped in on the way home from work & managed to dig up a few articles in the Doncaster, Nottingham & Lincoln Gazette which may be of interest:

February 22 1828 - News of the murder & 100 Guineas reward (short paragraph)
February 29 1828 - Apprehension of William Dyon & son (one column)
March 7 1828 - William Dyon & son guiltless of so horrid a crime (short paragraph)
March 14 1828 - Re-apprehension of William Dyon & son (one column)
April 4 1828 - Transcript of the court proceedings and execution (six columns)

Sadly, though the articles were legible in the most part on the film, when I came to print them they are either too dark or light to read.  :'(  I can try and transcribe as much as possible for you but I think they will be impossible to scan unless any of the experts on here have any brilliant ideas.  I will have a go scanning them over the weekend and let you know how I get on.

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