The Fiskerton Murder Photo Gallery
It took a year to research and record the story of Elizabeth Parker's murder by her son, Thomas, at Fiskerton in the spring of 1864.
Big thanks go to the Nottinghamshire County Archive for their professionalism; to Paul Mann QC for his expertise; to Emmaline Severn for her insight; to Keith Coulson and Catherine Earnshaw for their music; and the owners of The White House in Fiskerton for being so welcoming. Lesser mortals would have said 'get lost' – or words to that effect.
Last but not least, kudos to Paul Bradshaw, who discovered the story and kept us on track through successive lockdowns; and to our families for being so patient.
L-R Paul Mann QC on the bank of the River Trent | Eagle Yard looking south with the Parker house on the right
L-R Simon Ford standing at the house room window | Outside the farmhouse (now a private residence) with the shooting window highlighted
A map of Fiskerton, and a plan of Samuel Parker's farmhouse and its environs, prepared for Thomas Parker's 1864 trial
L-R Richard Thomas Parker's charge sheet | Poster announcing the trial date | List of witnesses
L-R Post mortem sketch of Elizabeth Parker's head wound | Newspaper report of her son's conviction for murder and death sentence
L-R Emmaline Severn at Elizabeth Parker's grave | All Saints church, Rolleston | Emmaline Severn, Elizabeth Parker's distant relation