Bill Brown the Poacher

DESCRIPTION: In 1769 Bill Brown is shot and killed while hunting hare with his friends and their dogs. At trial gold frees his killers. Though the law supports his killers, Brown's blood "for vengeance cries"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1832 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.17(32))
KEYWORDS: homicide poaching trial death dog money
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kidson-TraditionalTunes, p. 133, "Bill Brown" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: CJ Davison Ingledew, The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire (London: Bell and Daldy, 1860 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), pp. 162-164, "Bill Brown the Poacher" ("In seventeen hundred and sixty-nine") (1 text)

Roud #609
Bodleian, 2806 c.17(32), "Bill Brown" ("In seventeen hundred and sixty-nine"), W. Wright (Birmingham), 1820-1831; also Firth b.34(27), "Bill Brown"; Firth c.19(46), "Bill Brown of Brightside town"
cf. "Poor Bill Brown" (subject)
File: KiTu133

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