DESCRIPTION: Broughton at the gibbet post tells about his bad companions and wicked habits that led to his execution. He bids farewell to his wife and children; he should have stayed at home with them.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1856 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.17(162))
KEYWORDS: crime execution gallows-confession children wife
Apr 14, 1792 - Spence Broughton of Sheffield executed for robbing the Rotherham postman
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 126-127, "Spence Broughton" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Bodleian, Firth c.17(162), "Spence Broughton" ("To you my dear companions accept these lines I pray"), J. Cadman (Manchester), 1819-1844; also Johnson Ballads 3151, Harding B 11(3615), Firth b.25(381), Firth c.17(161), "Spence Broughton"
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