Colchester Castle, Essex
James Parnell the Quaker Martyr died in Colchester Castle on 10 April 1656. The conditions of his cell, the cruelty of his jailer Nicholas Roberts and injuries from a fall from a rope all contributed to his death. His ghost is said to haunt his old cell. There is a tale that concerns a man who stayed in the cell over night for a wager but encountered James Parnell and fled the dungeon terrified.