Market Drayton in Shropshire

Market Drayton is a market town in north Shropshire, close to the Staffordshire and Welsh border. In 1245, King Henry III granted a charter for a weekly Wednesday market, giving the town its current name. Edward John Eyre resided in Market Drayton during the Morant Bay rebellion case. 

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Latitude: 52.903634290711
Longitude: -2.472270726285

Timeline of Events Associated with Market Drayton in Shropshire

Date Event Manage
27 Mar 1867

Edward John Eyre indictment hearing

Photo of John EyreThe Jamaica Committee’s first attempted indictment, at Market Drayton in Shropshire, of Edward John Eyre, ex-Governor of Jamaica, for the murder of George William Gordon; hearing ends in Eyre’s discharge by the grand jury. Image: Photograph of Governor Edward John Eyre, circa 1870, by Henry Hering. The Caribbean Photo Archive. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Sarah Winter, “On the Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica and the Governor Eyre-George William Gordon Controversy, 1865-70″