A Private Collection of Victorian Staffordshire Figures - 20 Sep 2006

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A group of items relating to the trial of James Rush

£1,000 - £2,000 £1,300

A group of items relating to the trial of James Rush, comprising: models of Rush and Emily Sandford, models of Stanfield Hall, of Potash Farm and Norwich Castle, together with a bound transcript of the trial, 25cm. (6) James Blomfield Rush (1800-49) was a West Norfolk farmer, land agent and auctioneer. He owned Potash Farm near Wymondham but the farm was mortgaged for 5,000 to Isaac Jermy. Isaac Jermy, recorder of Norwich, lived at Stanfield Hall. When Jermy gave notice to Rush in 1848, Rush entered the hall and shot Jermy and his son dead. His trial at Norwich lasted 6 days. Emily Sandford was Rush's mistress and he was convicted largely on her evidence. Rush was hanged on the bridge over the moat at Norwich castle.

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