Cumberland Pacquet (09/Mar/1841)

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The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.

A middle aged, ferocious-looking man, named Patrick Redding[1], alias Aktin, employed as a navigator at the extensive reservoir now on the point of completion at Bilberry, near Holmfirth, was apprehended whilst at work on the morning of Thursday sennight, by an officer from Glasgow, on a charge of having been concerned in the murder of Doolan, a gangsman on a line of railway at Bishop Bridge, in the vicinity of Glasgow, some months ago. After undergoing a slight examination before the Holmfirth magistrates, the man was hurried off in the custody of his captor, on the charge of being concerned in the murder.

Notes and References

  1. The Perthshire Advertiser of 29 April 1841 reported that the man’s names and aliases were "Pat, or Patrick Reddan, or Redding, or Egan, or Aitken". The murder in question was that of John Green on 1 December 1840. Together with Dennis Doolan and James Hickie, Redding was found guilty and the three men were sentenced to be "hung by the neck on a gibbet till they be severally dead". Doolan and Redding were executed at Crosshill, near Glasgow, in May 1841 in front of an estimated crowd of 50,000.