Squire Curtis

DESCRIPTION: Squire Curtis kills his wife -- no motive is given -- and buries her in the woods. Arriving home he is told that she preceded him and is waiting. He claims that is a lie: she is dead in the woods. A party finds the body. Curtis confesses and is hanged.
AUTHOR: William Allingham (source: Allingham, _Songs, Ballads and Stories_)
EARLIEST DATE: 1868 (Saint Pauls)
KEYWORDS: execution homicide burial husband wife ghost
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Sharp, pp. 239-241, "Squire Curtis" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Anthony Trollope, editor, Saint Pauls, A Monthly Magazine (1868 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. II, pp. 77-78, "The Ballad of Squire Curtis" (1 text)

Roud #4741
File: ReSh239

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