Fishtoft, Boston just 48 miles south of Grimsby, a strange death of arsenic poisoning had the community spellbound in 1875. How did Thomas die of poisoning? Suicide or murder? I have summarised some of the court testimonies of some of the witnesses. Take a look and then, I leave this for you to decide.
The location : Fishtoft, Boston, Lincolnshire
The victim : Thomas Green aged 36. He was described as a hardworking man, well respected. He was a Cottager.
His son : George Green aged 12
The accused : Ellen Green aged 32 and her friend John Bonnett, a trolley man, railway worker
The Courts : Session House, Boston and Lincoln Court
The sister : Ellen’s sister, Sarah Stopper