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Armed Burglary at Vicar’s House

Leeds Intelligencer January 4, 1796

On Tuesday night last some villains attempted to break into the house of the Rev H Cooke, of Darfield.

Mr Cooke having heard a noise, looked out of the window, and seeingĀ  two men, asked them what business they had there, when one of them replied that he had got a ball for him, and immediately fired, but happily the ball passed Mr Cooke and lodged in the wainscott.

The fellows then made off.