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General Category => Wiltshire Towns & Villages => Devizes => Topic started by: Michael Caswell on December 13, 2020, 10:32:10 am


Title: The Ruth Pierce Incident, Devizes
Post by: Michael Caswell on December 13, 2020, 10:32:10 am
An interesting story came to light after reading The WILTSHIRE CORONERS’ BILLS 1752-1796

Apparently Ruth Pierce was struck down 'With a Lie In Her Mouth' in Devizes Market Square, and the money in her hand.

http://www.wshc.eu/blog/item/ruth-pierce-and-the-devizes-incident.html

Which only goes to show that the local preachers put the fear of God into almost everyone.