It would be nice to hear what has transpired so far in David Kidd’s investigation into the Jobling mystery.
Also, it would be interesting to hear what Peter Tallack knows on the subject; oddly enough, in 1871 a Peter Cram was living with William Jobling’s widow, Isabella.
There are many theories as to what happened to William Jobling after he was taken down from the Gibbet post and as some stories say, carried stealthily away in the dark of night for an informal burial - but until his body is found, there is no proof, yet with more stories the proof might be uncovered.
We can't discount the possibility that Jobling's friends did not recover his body. It's possible that the Government took Jobling away and buried him in a secret place, so that the locals couldn't make a martyr of him.
The magistrate, Nicholas Fairles, said before he died, that Jobling had not taken part in the assault on him... therefore, William Jobling was innocent of murder.
But, when the magistrate died and his assailant disappeared, Jobling was used as a scapegoat and made an example of.
So, if William Jobling is found, it would be respectful to exonerate him and give him a formal and honorable burial.
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