Author Topic: William Dobson accused of the Murder of Hannah White  (Read 4301 times)

Offline rubygemstone

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Re: William Dobson accused of the Murder of Hannah White
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 29 December 16 10:29 GMT (UK) »
thank you for getting back to me, I have heard of that I went many moons ago to a talk in Handbridge I think someone in the Royle family had it.  Do you know what happened to William?


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Heather
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Hello Heather,

The family line is what trish 18 stated, which is my family line and hopefully the one your looking for  :)

As trish stated this is what happened to William  :)

Having read newspaper reports on this incident I'm inclined to think it is a very sad story for all concerned.

William Dobson was born on 13th August 1898,  the son of James Dobson, fisherman, of Greenway Street, Handbridge and Sarah Hannah Thornley.

James and Sarah married at St Mary's-on-the Hill, Chester on 12th August 1876. The parish register states that James' father is also named James and a fisherman, Sarah is illegitimate.

The 1911 census states that James and Sarah Ann (she is not using the name Hannah now ) have been married for 36 years and have had 9 children but only 7 are still living.

The newspaper reports state that William had two children. He was sentenced to death but as you said, there was a huge reaction to this by the people of Chester and the sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life. He served his sentence in Maidstone Prison but was released in 1936, after serving only 8 years.

Newspapers reports from 19th June 1936, state that on his release, his wife, children and 80 year old father met him in Liverpool.

'He is now in the Liverpool district with his wife and two children, where he has been found work. His son Jimmie, being only a few months old at the time of the crime. It his birthday this month and he is celebrating it with his father, who he does not remember.'

Heather if your able to access the book as it's sold on Amazon and by the author who was involved in the Dobson cases as a Gastro specialist & yes a member in the Royal family also had it.

The Dobson family have alot to answer for including my mom, the Diseases which stem from their lineage...if my mother was here another murdered would be committed by me personally  ;)


Kind Regards

Ruby :)
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Re: William Dobson accused of the Murder of Hannah White
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 04 May 19 23:34 BST (UK) »
Hello Everyone and thanks to you all for the extra info and putting in the time to look  :) but now i'm finally able to start at my tree again finally  ::) I shall be printing this extra info off tomorrow and can't thank you all enough  :-[ :-[
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Re: William Dobson accused of the Murder of Hannah White
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 July 21 03:06 BST (UK) »
Hi i am 1000% certain that this William Dobson is the 2nd cousin of my great great grandfather Peter Dobson-(b.1866 in Handbridge, Chester). Peter is the illegitimate son of Ellen Dobson -(b. June 1839 in Handbridge, Chester)
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