“Allen, Larkin and O'Brien”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1867 (Zimmermann)
Keywords: execution homicide England lament political police


Irishmen John Allen, Gould, and Larkin are hanged November 23, at Manchester Gaol, for attacking a police van and shooting Constable Sergeant Brett. Their final farewells are described. The Marchioness of Queensbury sends 300 pounds to the families.


For additional information about this tragic event, see the notes to "The Smashing of the Van (I)." - RBW

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  1. Zimmermann 73, "A Lamentation on Allen, Larkin and O'Brien" (1 text)
  2. BI, Zimm073