Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1563
TitleLetter from Sir Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton (1844-1922) to George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 10 Sep. 1893
Date10 September 1893
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionConcerning the Ardlamont murder in August 1893, when Cecil Hambrough was killed by a gun shot to the head. Alfred John Monson was arrested for the murder, and the case came to trial in December 1893.

Middleton states that opinion is divided between Monson [Alfred John Monson] being the guilty party, and Scott [Edward Scott] showing his guilt by bolting. Is sorry that he didn't hear what Wingfield Malcolm had to say on the matter. Feels sorry for Monson's mother [Hon. Caroline Isabella Monson, née Monckton, daughter of the 5th Viscount Galway] and the rest of the family.

Ga 2 E 1563/2: Envelope addressed to The Viscount Galway, Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked York 10 Sep. 1893.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA27833Willoughby; Digby Wentworth Bayard (1844-1922); 9th Baron Middleton; succeeded 18771844-1922
DS/UK/82602Monson; Caroline Isabella (-1922); Honourable; née Monckton; daughter of 5th Viscount Galway; married Rev. Thomas John Monson 1856; mother of Alfred John Monson who stood trial for murder in 1893-1922
DS/UK/82600Monson; Alfred John (1860-); son of Reverend Thomas John Monson and Hon. Caroline Isabella Monckton; tried for murder in 18931860-
DS/UK/82604Hambrough; Windsor Dudley Cecil (1873-1893); victim in murder trial of A.J. Monson 18931873-1893
DS/UK/82603Scott; Edward (fl 1893); alias Edward Sweeney; bookmerker's clerk of London; suspect in the murder of Cecil Hambrough 1893;fl 1893
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