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Norfolk, Aylsham District, Aylsham, Parish Information, 1858

Document Reference: Inquest into death of Wm WRIGHT, wherryman

Transcribed by: Janelle Penney
Date Added: September 22, 2001

Beccles Weekly News
16 March 1858 Page 4, columns 2 & 3
From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library

......Inquest.---On Monday, an inquest was held by Mr C.H. CHAMBERLIN, at the Happy Home public-house, North-quay [Yarmouth], on the body of a wherryman named Wm WRIGHT, who had died suddenly on the previous day. The deceased, who was 44 years of age, had been in the employ of Mr BULLOCK, of AYLSHAM, for the last 31 years ; he was a married man and much respected. On Sunday afternoon, he and his companion, a man named George SEAGO, started in the wherry, from the Suspension-bridge, for Aylsham. When they had proceeded about a mile up the river, the wherry got aground, and immediately after quanting her into the stream again, the deceased fell down in the stern sheets, and soon after expired. The jury returned a verdict of "Died from natural causes."

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