Stanfield Hall, The Seat of the late Mr. Jermy. Who was Assassinated November 28th. 1848.[On verso in ink:] Charles William Bing 1849 - Stanfield Hall_
Engraving. 115 x 146mm. 4½ x 5¾".
Stanfield Hall, Norfolk was the home of Isaac Jermy, Esq, who on the night of November 28th, 1848, stepped outside to smoke, unaware of a strange figure hiding in the bushes. The air was then filled with two shots, whereby he fell to the ground, mortally wounded. The others rushed out of the dining room, and with three more shots, Isaac's son, wife, and a servant fell to the ground. One of the other servants later recognised the murderer as James Blomfield Rush, the family's bailiff. Rush had reneged on previous loans and agreements with Isaac and now his major debt was due for repayment on 30 November, two days after the murders took place. Blomfield was hung for his crime on 21 April 1849.
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