Thomas Busby's Ghost - The Busby Stoop Inn

busby stoop innFollowing his execution for murder in 1702, Thomas Busby's remains were hanged from a gibbet opposite the inn at Sand Hutton, Yorkshire. The inn takes its name from the post or stoop on which his remains could be seen.

Busby did not lead a good life. This drunkard and thief was fed up with his father-in-law's moaning and after a few drinks one night he got my hammer and killed him with it. He was hanged for his crime and his body was left on the gibbet opposite the inn.

The shade of Thomas has been seen still dangling from a gibbet outside. Busby stoop road, Thirsk, North yorkshire, YO7 4EQ