Aireborough Historical Society

1832 Death Of A Yeadon Man




Title
Death Of A Yeadon Man
Date March 1832
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
W480
Comment

                                            Sudden Death

    On Thursday last an inquest was held before Thom. Lee Jun. Esq, Coroner at Mr Hudson's the Bull Inn, Newton, near Wakefield, on view of the body of William Fieldhouse the elder, joiner and shopkeeper of Yeadon.

     It appeared that the deceased had been discharged from custody under the Insolvent Debtors Act on Wednesday and was returning home, on foot, about seven o'clock.

When he arrived at the public house at Newton he felt himself unwell and asked to be accommodated with a bed for the night, but the landlord, having friends in the house, could not comply with his request and he proceeded on his journey.

He had not , however, travelled above three hundred yards before he fell down, he was raised by a friend who was in his company but was a corpse in a few minutes.

      The Jury returned a Verdict of  Died By Visitation Of God

 

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

 

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