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Not conclusive by any means, but here is a comparison of Richard's signature with that of George Hutchinson on one of his statements. The dot of the i is markedly to the right on both and the small r seems identical. Not much to go on though here.
Youíd need way more than a dot on an i one (Blakeís) being more of a dash anyway.
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Not conclusive by any means, but here is a comparison of Richard's signature with that of George Hutchinson on one of his statements. The dot of the i is markedly to the right on both and the small r seems identical. Not much to go on though here.
Definitely similar.

The problem is none of those three GH signs are the same!?!

So itís hard to make anything of it. But perhaps the reason is because itís not his real name therefore of course itís going to be different!

However, I lean to think that witness GH is the Aussie GH from Stephens article.
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Having seen the amount of news reports concerning Richard Blake, and assuming all relate to the same person (which on the face of it I would believe most do), this man was severely of unsound mind. I suspect asylum records might provide some more insight into his character but I'm not sure how best to access these - any takers?

If all are our man then, in addition to what's been written above....

*he confessed to a murder in Notting Hill
*threatened to throw himself off Blackfriars Bridge
*claimed that the pure blood of the Royal House of the Stuarts flowed in his veins
*was caught travelling to Derby by train without a rail ticket
*was drunk and disorderly in only trousers and shoes
*claimed to have dropped down from a star
"turned somersault in a court dock

I'm actually wondering now whether someone of this mind could have thought up the story provided by George Hutchinson but maybe he could if sober.
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Hi, Mystery Singer, wow, that's a wide range of behaviors. Blake seems to have been a manic-depressive, what we now call being bipolar.

Surprised he wasn't in a lunatic asylum, especially after the somersault in the dock. To say nothing of claiming to come from a star!
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I believe he may have had associations with Stone and at least one other asylum.
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Not Sure if this is the same chap?

Richard Blake charged with being Drunk and disorderly 29th March 1885 at Huddersfield. I believe he either was remanded to the prison there or maybe he paid not sure, although it is headed Wakefield Prison. Charged with 10 days or pay 18/10
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Born 1855 in Chester, 5 foot high, Brown hair. Cut on right thumb and bridge of nose. religion: Church? profession: Labourer

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Same chap charged at Rotherham a month later for being Drunk sent to Wakefield for 7 days....Same details.

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The Chester connection leads me to think this is the same Richard Blake - seems he caused havoc wherever he ventured.
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