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19thc. Staffordshire Arbour group depicting Smith & Collier Thomas Smith (1842-66) bachelor son of a wealthy farmer who owned 'Whiston Eaves', Kingsley, near Froghall, North Staffordshire. This was an extensive farm just beyondthe slope of Churnet Valley. In 1866. Thomas Smith was deliberately shot dead by a neighbouring smallholder named William Collier, whom he had caught in the act of poaching on his land.  Collier was eventually hanged for the crime. 

Height : 13.25"

Condition: No damage apart from some firing on the dog's leg

Pugh: Plate 27, Fig. 54 Page G484 in CRIME SECTION

circa 1866

Ref # 4921 - £245



19thc. Staffordshire Figure SMITH & COLLIER Ref # 4921

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