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pc doctor 5 Brutal Murder in the Gloucestershire hamlet of Morton near Thornbury 1887
Brutal Murder in the Gloucestershire hamlet of Morton near Thornbury 1887
The riddle of Richard Rugman It would seem that Gloucestershire was deemed a ' particularly dangerous place to live in the 1880s if the 'local papers are to be believed. Under the headline 'Brutal Murder near Thornbury' it announced that the county had again been 'brought into notoriety by the commission of another murder equalling in daring and nearly surpassing in brutality one or two other outrages that have occurred within the past 18 months'. This particular crime took place in a tiny hamlet called Morton and the victim was a man of 80 by the name of Richard Rugman. His housekeeper, Miss Eliza Smith, who was 76, was also beaten to within an inch of her life. The April day in 1887, just prior to the Easter weekend, had been the usual sort of Thursday with a neighbour, Mrs Brown, calling in late afternoon for a chat, leaving them at around 6 o'clock to return to her own home. Another neighbour, James French, called in shortly afterwards and remained in conversation with them until a little after 7 o'clock. Mr Rugman was sitting in his usual place by the kitchen fire and Miss Smith was seated on a settle nearby when they heard the latch on the kitchen door click and a man appeared in the room, looming over Mr Rugman and demanding he hand over ?5. Miss Smith intervened at this point saying: 'My good man, we've got no money to give you, we can't afford it.' The man, stated later by Miss Smith as being a total stranger to them, became extremely aggressive at her words and began to attack Mr Rugman with a large stick then turning to her and striking her as well. The attack seemed little less than frenzied and the elderly couple were left lying on the floor where they remained in an unconscious state until the following morning when Miss Smith regained sufficient strength to crawl out of the front door and into the garden where she was discovered a little after nine by George Trayburn, a Thornbury trader who was calling to take their meat order. With the help of a man called Horsman who was working nearby, Trayburn managed to carry the badly disfigured woman into the house where Mr Rugman was found lying on the floor, his head under the settle, still unconscious and having lost a great deal of blood. Someone went to fetch a doctor and the police and everything possible was done to aid poor Mr Rugman but the prospect of his survival did not look hopeful as his injuries were appalling. He had five or six long wounds to the head and a terrible cut over the left eye and the whole of his face was covered in bruises. His arm, with which he had attempted to protect his head, was broken above the wrist. The hat he always wore was completely smashed, the blows having broken right through the crown and the front part of the brim had, curiously enough, been cut cleanly away leading police to wonder if the bill-hook found in front of the house might have been used in the attack, although a heavy stick nearby had clearly dealt most of the blows. Eliza Smith, too, was lucky to survive. She had been badly beaten, most of the force being directed at the left side of her body and her face was virtually unrecognisable with the right eye black and closed and a wound on top of her head. In the room itself were bloodstains over the clock case, the bellows and the mantelpiece. The horrific incident shocked the local people to the core. Rugman and Eliza had always lived in the area and were known to everyone for miles around. Many years ago they had both been servants but had determined to improve their lot and both of them had put aside part of their wages each week until, nearly 40 years ago, Rugman had rented a small farm, Eliza putting her savings into the venture as well. As time went by they both made wills leaving everything to the survivor. After 29 years they decided to give up the farm and retire as Rugman had purchased a cottage years ago while still in service and a man called George Ball took over the farm. Apparently, Richard Rugman was a cheerful and popular man and was loved by all the local children who always ran to greet him when he passed by although latterly chronic rheumatism had prevented him going out much and he could only walk with the aid of crutches. He had family living in the vicinity, a sister and three brothers, one of whom was 90. After the attack a bed was made up for him in the kitchen and he was able to recognise the many people who came to see him, including a niece who lived fairly close by. He repeatedly muttered I'm very bad; I'm going to die', and then would lapse back into unconsciousness. On the Saturday afternoon an old friend of his, by the name of Howell, was sitting by his bed when he suddenly said: 'William, did a man come in and hit me with a stick? I suppose I dreamed it.' His friend tried to establish what the attacker looked like but Rugman, who was rather deaf, made no reply and soon drifted into unconsciousness again. He finally died on the Tuesday
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