Saturday, October 17, 2009

Coroner's Inquests

From Genie


SYDNEY HERALD
14 May 1832 Monday
CORONER'S INQUEST

On Wednesday an Inquest was conveyed at the PACK HORSE, Campbell-street, on the body of MARY LEAK It appeared in evidence the deceased had been ill for some months, and on Monday last her clothes caught fire, by which she was so severely burnt as to cause her death. Verdict, died in consequence of having received excessive injury by being burnt.

Notes - her NSW BDM record:
V18321644 16/1832 LEAK MARY AGE 50

Comments by MargM:
Who was this poor lady?  Wife of Jonathon LEAK/LEEK who arrived on Recovery (1) in 1819, a potter, of Brickfield Hill. She came free on the Mary Ann in 1822. Their chlidren arrived on the Fairfield in 1825. Jonathon LEEK/LEAK died in 1838.
An article on Jonathon LEAK, potter, published in World of Antiques & Art:
http://www.worldaa.com/article.cfm?article=52

SYDNEY HERALD
4th June 1832 Monday
CORONER'S INQUEST. Jones A Young Lad
A Coroner's Inquest was held at Parramatta on Wednesday, on the body of a young lad, son of MR. JONES , Butcher, of that town, who was killed the previous day by falling from a horse. Verdict Accidental Death.

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