Samuel Fallowes 1823

Fallowes was hanged for the murder of his girlfriend, Betty Shawcross, who was found with her throat cut by a razor. It seems it was not that she had spurned him, but that he owed her money for the upkeep of the child they had between them.He had also made another woman, Mary Coup, pregnant, and had promised to marry her.
He had, reported the Manchester Mercury, a “closeness of disposition in money matters”, but reportedly offered the Constable of the Castle £1000 to aid his escape.He was hanged in an old blue coat, as he did not want the hangman (Burrows) to profit from his suit
His body was subjected to ‘Galvanic experiments’ after it had been left for longer than the customary hour, in the Castle.