James Massey

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James Massey, charged with a homosexual offence, killed himself in Manchester in 1807.

"James Massey, a prisoner in the New Bailey, charged with an unnatural crime, hung himself and was conveyed away that evening and buried near the distance chair on Kersal Moor; from whence he was in a few days afterwards removed and buried in the ditch where Old Grindret was gibbeted; and not lying there a day or two was took up again, and interred near the Salford weighing-machine.[1]


  1. http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Entertainment/Events-and-Listings/Out-in-the-past-part-two Manchester Confidential Manchester's LGBT Heritage Trail (item 11)