"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.
Ha,Ha,certainly a strange one!!!
Excellent contribution from fortinian, the urban myth comprehensively exploded, I think! Well done indeed.
The ghost story also mentions that the phantom has the shape of a tall wiry man, whereas the pics of William M show him to be a fat gent and rather an affable-looking fellow. His Diaries on Google books are rather boring and do not indicate any addiction to gambling, though he travels a lot on business and has people around to dinner quite a bit, not to mention the occasional visit to the theatre. Amongst the occasional mentions of cards (page 53 on Google books) he records "I played at cards lost 11/6, a deal too much". Hardly a fortune to a man in his position. It's hard to think of a more unlikely candidate for a deal with the devil!
Where can we get a copy ?
( I've emailed you by the way )
Started the Old Swan Website:
Well done Fortinian, nice to see your work recognised.
I believe St Andrews church development will be completed some time next years and it will become student accommodation.
Will the graves and tomb remain in situ, I expect so.
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