William “Billy” Thurston

William “Billy” Thurston

  • – 1892

Found dead on Emerald Isle and suspected of being murdered.
He was the servant of Mrs. Alice Wrayton, widow of Arthur. Mrs. Wrayton was accused of murdering
her servant, William “Billy” Thurston. The trial began on June 20,1893 and finished three days later on June 23rd. It was concluded that there were not sufficient grounds to merit the charge of murder, and Mrs. Wrayton was declared not guilty. Despite this non-guilty verdict, there is still much wonder about what truly happened between Dec. 22-24,1892.
***more can be read on this in the “Stories of Shag Harbour”…”Murder?”, found on this site.

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