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The history of the famous town of Hallifax in Yorkshire. Being A Description thereof. Their Manufactures and Trade. Of the Nobility, Gentry, and other Eminent Persons, Born and Inhabiting there and thereabout. With A True Account of their Antient Odd Customary Gibbet-Law: And their particular Form of Trying and Executing of Criminals, the like not us'd in any other Place in Great Britain. To which are added Revenge upon Revenge: Or, An Historical Account of the Tragical Practices of Sir John Eland, of Eland, upon the Persons of Sir Robert Beamont and his Allies. Also An Account of the Bloody Revenge taken by Adam, the Son of Sir Robert Beamont, and his Accomplices, upon Sir John Eland and his Posterity. Publish'd for the Satisfaction of those who understand not that Prayer, From Hull, Hell, and Hallifax, good Lord Deliver us.

Bentley, William, parish clerk of Halifax.
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Hallifax and its gibbet-law placed in a true light


London : printed: and sold by E. Tracy at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge, 1712.

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[6],174,[2]p., [1] leaf of plates : ill ; 12⁰.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

Publications note

ESTC T33119


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