1792: William Winter, Elsdon Moor gibbet habitue

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    "Atop a hill called steng Cross at the Northumberland village of Elsdon stands an eerie heirloom of England’s gallows history: Winter’s Gibbet. (Or “Winter’s Stob”, to use the local parlance.) It was here — within sight of the spot where he had murdered an old shopkeep to plunder her stores — that William Winter was gibbeted in chains following his August 10, 1792 hanging at the Westgate of Newcastle. In this fate, he followed his father and brother, hanged four years prior at Morpeth....."
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    Link: http://www.executedtoday.com/2014/08/10/1792-william-winter-elsdon-moor-gibbet-habitue/
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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