On this day 130 years ago, solicitor of Barnsley, Yorkshire received an intimation that his client Dr. Burke, was to be released from prison. Dr. Burke, Emily’s older half-brother, had served a year and a half of his life sentence, commuted, from the death penalty for the murder of his daughter. It was clear that his health was in rapid decline, and possibly would not live for much longer.
Barnsley Chronicle, etc. 31 March 1888
Yorkshire Evening Press 26 November 1889
27 May 1874 – Leicester Guardian – Leicester, Leicestershire, England
The Tatler 18 March 1903