Aireborough Historical Society

1769 Accident




Title
Accident
Date 1769
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
U446
Comment

 "On Tuesday morning last, a youth about 13 years of age, son of George Paget, card-maker at Rawdon in this county, was sent on horse-back to lead a young unruly horse to Adwalton fair ; the morning being very cold the youth tied the halter which held the led horse round one of his arms and put his hands in his bosom to keep them warm; but before he had got a quarter of a mile from home the young horse took fright at something and giving a sudden jerk with his head he pulled the boy off the other horse and dragged him quite home again and unfortunately killed him.

    One George Paget, an old man from Yeadon hearing of the above went the same morning to console with the youth's parents on the occasion and dropped down dead on his return home"

Image by kind permission of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

    

 

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