Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inquests

SYDNEY HERALD.
CORONER’S INQUESTS 
3 December 1832 Monday.
An Inquest was held on the body of DENNIS READON, a free and aged man, who while riding after stock, was last week thrown from his horse and killed.

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SYDNEY HERALD
17 December 1832 Monday
CONONER’S INQUEST
A very respectable Inquest was assembled at the KING’S HEAD, Harrington-street, at an early hour on Friday, on the body of MR, JOHN BOWIE, who arrived in the Colony about eleven days ago by the “ North Briton,” who was found drowned near Macquarie Stairs. The Jury returned a verdict that the deceased drowned himself while in a temporary state of insanity.

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SYDNEY HERALD
6 December 1832 Thursday
CORONIAL INQUEST
On Monday an Inquest was convened at the Cottage, Pitt-street, on the body of a child name JAMES MCALISTER, aged five years, who came to his death the previous day, by falling into a well on the premises where his parents reside. It appeared in evidence that the child having been missing a search was made through Sydney without effect, when a child pointed out the well as the place into which the child had fallen. A man names JOHN FELVEY courageously stripped, and taking a stone in each hand, jumped into the well, the depth of water being twenty feet. At the bottom he found the child, and bore it to the surface, but quite dead. Verdict, accidentally drowned.

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