The Legend of William Davis ‘The Golden Farmer’ and John Bennett, Highwayman of Bagshot
Saturday the 20th of December, 1690
William Davis, was put into a Cart, and conveyed to Salisbury-court end in Fleetstreet, near the Place where he committed the Murder, for which he received Sentence,
and there having made a short Prayer, he gave the Executioner the Word or Sign to do his Office, and was accordingly executed, without making any Speech or Exhortation.
He was hung by the neck until dead.
Welcome to the 5th of our 13 terrifying stories for Halloween, today we are going to take a deep dive into the life and eventual capture of John Bennett, Highwayman of Bagshot. This is a true story, and makes up just one of the dark and twisted tales that exist in my family history.
CHAPTERS / TIMESTAMPS
0:00 – Prologue
1:56 – Short Intro
2:56 – The Legend of Davis and Bennet, Highwayman (The Story Begins)
9:56 – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (This will make you jump)
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