A Fresh Start for John Lee

placeholder gifA Reminiscence of the Babbacombe Murder.

Whilst John Lee was serving six months in Exeter Prison for stealing silver from his employer, Colonel Brownlow, Emma Keyse wrote to the Rev. Pitkin offering the prisoner a fresh start: 'I feel much interested in his family and himself: and I have told his mother that I will take him back into my service, and to work in my garden with my gardener for a while, to be able to give him a character, until something desirable may turn up'.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 127
Date   1895  
Format   photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torquay Directory  
Keywords chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution