browsing through my next favourite site, old bailey online, in 1823 there was a comet passing over that must have stayed for some time..i thought it was haleys comet perhaps, but looking on net found that the last haleys comet was in 1986..I thought it was a lot later than that? or was there another comet in the ninties?
I've led you all up the garden path..:-( the trial was in 1823 but the actual comet incident was at 196 White Cross street in 1811. If anyone wants to read it put in John Gotte under name search.
I particularly loved the bit where the landlady ' accidently' slips with her pail of dirty water against Johns door which of course opens and find that lo and behold there is no ' fine furniture' that he said he had..
nice to find somethings never change, insurance frauds, arson, not being paid out by the insurance companies!
When I get time I am going to write a book and use the wonderful characters that exist on this site! After that you must put in meteor under search and read about some high faluting scientific gentlemans about life on the sun!