Brandeth, Ludlam & Turner

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    Reorganising some Genealogy docs I found a Colchester Gazette dated 15 November 1817 (price seven pence), it contained an article regarding three men who were executed 7 November 1817 for their part in The Pentrich Rising of 9 June 1817.

    Their names are Jeremiah Brandeth, Isaac Ludlam (or Ludlum) and William Turner, the article mentioned William Richards (known as Oliver the spy) who apparently betrayed the men. All three were hanged after 12 midday, the bodies were beheaded before being "thrown into their coffins". William Richards in some articles is known as William Oliver.

    Apparently just before being hanged William Turner stated "this is all Oliver and the government".

    In other articles Jeremiah Brandeth was stated as being born in Wilford Nottingham and "had only recently moved into the area". The other two were said to be of South Wingfield.

    If anyone has these people in their tree I would be happy to give any info attached to the article.
     
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    P.S. Some including William Turner suspected that Oliver the Spy, acting for the government, may acted as an Agent Provocateur to bring the Rising to head so that the government could squash it.
     

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