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placename:- Gibbet Tree
locality:- Hawkshead
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
tree; gallows
coordinates:- SD35549807
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3598

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Gibbet Tree -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 30.3.2010

story Thomas Lancaster was found guilty at Lancaster Assizes of poisoning his whole family with arsenic, 1672. He was hung and hung up here in chains
untill such tymes as hee rotted everye bone from other
for the death of seven souls, and the illness of several others.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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