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|Villata De Dalton|
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|Bill Brown the Poacher|
|Dalton Toll House|
|The Great War|
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|The Grapes Hotel|
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|The West Family Photos|
|The Luis Arroyo Collection|
|St Peters Conisbro'|
Bill Brown the Poacher 1769
A song was written about 'Bill Brown the Poacher' the song was written by a blind fiddler player Johnny Gibbons of Darnall , some years later another song was written 'The Death of Bill Brown ' which took place at Dalton Brook .
Apparently old Bill with two of his mates Ned Greaves and George Miller from Sheffield decided to help themselves to some of the local game, unfortunately for our three Sheffielders the then gamekeeper of Saville Finch of Thrybergh Hall, one John Shirteliff caught them and shot poor old Bill. John Shirtliff was charged but acquitted at York.
John Shirtcliff, game-keeper to Savile Finch
of Thriberg, Efq; charged with shooting William Brown, after a trial of
above eleven hours, was acquitted.
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