|Name:||Albert Edward BURROWS|
|Active:||1920 & 1923|
|M.O.:||Killed his mistress and her children pus another child|
|Fate:||Hanged at Nottingham Prison, 8 Aug 1923|
Burrows had a history of horse-stealing, larceny, assault and cruelty to animals and in 1914 was living in Glossop.
The 62-year-old married labourer took 28-year-old Hannah Calladine as his mistress in 1918.
He married her bigamously. The relationship produced a son, a step brother to Hannah’s daughter.
When Hannah found out about his first wife, she had him arrested for bigamy and he received a six-month jail sentence. On release from prison he moved back with his first wife.
Burrows was sending money to Hannah and could no longer afford to support two families so his payments to her ceased. She obtained a committal order and he went back to prison for 21 days for failure to pay.
On release he became more desperate, he had no income and either woman could see him back in prison for failing to support them.
He then took Hannah and her children to his home and moved them in with him and his first wife. His first wife then left.
Some weeks later, Burrows took Hannah and their young child onto the moor, he strangled them and threw the bodies down a pit shaft. He returned the following day with Hannah’s daughter where he repeated the act.
Three years later a young by was found missing. He had been seen in the company of Burrows, who led police to the mine-shaft where he had sexually assaulted and killed the child. Police found the three skeletons of Hannah and her children at the bottom of the shaft.
Burrows was tried at the Manchester Assizes. It took the jury just 11 minutes to find him guilty. He was hanged on the 8th August at Nottingham Prison.