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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
 As I said, I'm new at this. So it is, as I thought, one step at a time? Thank you.
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:27 BST (UK) »
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie.

Out of interest: is anybody on here related to William Meffen of Derbyshire, executed in Leicester Prison, August 1944 for murdering his step-daughter, Winifred Stanley.
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:46 BST (UK) »
Sorry I don't know whether anyone on here is related to William Meffen.  I have just put the name into this sites search facility but got no matches
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 August 18 16:37 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie.

Out of interest: is anybody on here related to William Meffen of Derbyshire, executed in Leicester Prison, August 1944 for murdering his step-daughter, Winifred Stanley.

I don't see a Death Registration in 1944? ???

Actually, Yes I do! I searched 1844?! :-[
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 August 18 16:45 BST (UK) »
So easy to do KG when so much of our time is spent looking at records for the 1800's  ;D
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 18 August 18 16:54 BST (UK) »
Was he hung in 1844 and not die until 1944?  ;D

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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 18 August 18 18:12 BST (UK) »
He was executed 08 August 1944 at Leicester Prison by Albert Pierrepont. He murdered his step-daughter Winifred Stanley on 29 February 1944. Prosecution suggested he was in love with her and that he slit her throat with a cut-throat razor because she was seeing a man named George Birks and he (William) was jealous. I think the poor man was unwell; he had contracted Malaria in India during WW1 and his army records state that he 'had syphilis'. Don't think they realised the impact of syphilis on the brain in those days. I have much more info on him if you are interested.
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Re: Methven Castle or Meffen or Meffan castle
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 18 August 18 18:21 BST (UK) »
Still stuck finding links further back than 1628 but don't want to say in case I'm ridiculed...... 
 
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