A Cranford Walk Around Knutsford, Past and Present

(2) Higgins' House (Past and Present)

Edward Higgins was thought to be 'quite the gentleman' and even counted Samuel Egerton of Tatton among his friends but he lived on the proceeds of robbery until hanged at Carmarthen in 1767. ("Mrs. Gaskell wrote "The Squire's Story", based on his exploits. He passed as a gentleman and wed a Knutsford lady, but left this house hurriedly under suspicion. Tradition has it that he had an escape tunnel under the Heath.



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