Tuesday 21 November 2017

THE FAT MAN OF THE FENS


Member Mr. Bill Murfitt, who lives in Maidenhead, asks if anyone can help with information about Samuel Murfitt who was born about 1833 in Manea, or perhaps Wimblington. He had four brothers, Bill has identified two, Edward, born 1817, and John, born 1822, but has got stuck with his research. A nephew or perhaps great-nephew of Samuel was William Murfitt, born 1880, and murdered at Risley in Suffolk in 1938. Samuel Murfitt died in 1877 weighing 40 Stone, his burial was recorded in newspapers around the world.

The following is from the New York Times:

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