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Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 11:13 GMT (UK) »
i thought this would be of interest.  (I often wonder how my East London ancestors felt, living in the centre of Jack the Ripper's activities in the 1880s.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46355383

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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for this.  Apart from anything else I love the (very) old maps :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 23:37 GMT (UK) »
"...another was beaten to death for littering with eel skins..."

How many times did he have to hit him with those eels skins, do you think?
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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 23:39 GMT (UK) »
This is really interesting. I would like to have a closer look.

I may have missed it, but is there a way to view the map up close to see the detail?

avm, I'm with you on old maps. They are fascinating!

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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 23:47 GMT (UK) »
Ruskie, with lots of filters and clickable links.

https://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/london-medieval-murder-map

I can see your house!  Do you have an alibi for that night?

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Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software. 

My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Ruskie, with lots of filters and clickable links.

https://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/london-medieval-murder-map

I can see your house!  Do you have an alibi for that night?

Martin

Thanks for the link. I will (try to) check that out.

Um. No you can't see my house Martin!

(I think at that time in Medieval London Terra Australis Nondum Cognita was still an enigma.)  :)

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Re: Medieval London's murder hotspots revealed
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 November 18 01:00 GMT (UK) »
My house doesnít feature (unsurprisingly), but my workplace does - itís even the site of a double murder :o
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)