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Isle of Wight Villains

Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates

Isle of Wight Villains by Jan Toms
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Once renowned as a place to dump criminals, and with a past steeped in smuggling, the Isle of Wight provides copious tales of corruption, violence and delinquency. From the customs officer who had both his hands severed by smugglers, to Bembridge witch Molly Downer who embarrassed the vicar by making him her heir, this book contains a vast array of misdeeds and miscreants. Featuring criminals such as Michael Morey, who butchered his grandson, and thirteen-year-old John Leigh, who strangled his father and, caught in the act by his sister, threw her from a window, Isle of Wight Villains details the darker side of this island paradise.
The History Press; January 2012
160 pages; ISBN 9780752482231
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Title: Isle of Wight Villains
Author: Jan Toms

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