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
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