Estate Records Crime and Punishment
As local landowners served as Justices of the Peace, they were involved in law and order at every level across the county. It is not surprising that their collections reflect this aspect of their lives. In the 18th century they were involved in witchcraft trials, including that of Jane Wenham, the last person to be condemned to death as a witch in England, in 1712. Here is another case of witchcraft for you and some gruesome murders. Come and uncover more if you dare!