George the Absconder

The family story goes that George Ebbans (b. 1893) left his wife and children around 1927 and started a new family with another woman. In my mother-in-law’s words: George Ebbans married Sarah Ann Crossley. They had 2 children, Irene and George. For some reason, my mother-in-law says George spread it around and Sarah Ann (known … Read more George the Absconder

The Hannah Chronicles – Murderous Attack

At midnight on 21 October 1877, three police officers went to a house in Court No. 2, Rivett St and found a woman, Sarah Sharratt, bleeding from about ten wounds on the head and arm. ¬†She had been attacked by our dear Hannah ROLLETT [alias LAMB]. “[The woman] stated that because she interfered when her … Read more The Hannah Chronicles – Murderous Attack