Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Various news

From Genie.

13 September 1832 Thursday
On Monday, and Inquest was held at the "THREE CROWNS" Cumberland-street, on the body of WILLIAM DREW, who came to his death that morning from falling into a well, by over reaching himself to obtain a bucket that had fallen in. Although he was in the water four minutes only, he expired soon after he was taken out of the well. Verdict Accidental Death.

Notes. No burial found in NSW BDM records. The Sydney Gazette for Tuesday 11 September 1832 desribed the inquest. The well was "in the rear of King Street, north". As with a previous article, the difficulty in finding a doctor who would come to his aid is discussed at some length (including Hosking again).


17 September 1832 Monday
On Friday an Inquest was holden at the ROSE AND CROWN INN, on the body of CHARLES WOODMAN, an assigned servant to WILLIAM BROWN, Surry Hills, who died about one o'clock the same morning. It appeared in evidence that deceased was very unwell overnight, and the master thinking he was dying, put him into a cart and conveyed him to the Hospital. When he arrived there the deceased was found dead. DR. MITCHELL gave it as his opinion that pectoral affection and consequent debility had caused death. Verdict, died by the visitation of God.

Notes. Names, and spelling, often vary between the Herald and the Gazette.

Sydney Gazette
Saturday 15 September 1832
CORONER'S INQUEST.-The Coroner convened an inquest yesterday noon, at Sandwell's Rose and Crown Tavern, Castlereigh-street, on the body of CHARLES HAYWOOD, a prisoner of the Crown, assigned to Mr. William Browne, a settler, residing on the South Head road. It appeared in evidence, that the deceased had formerly served in a man-of war in several general actions, in which he had received several wounds. These had induced rheumatic and pectoral affections, from which during the whole of his assignment to Mr. Browne (about l8 months), he had been ailing. He came out of the hospital about four months ago, and, from within two days of his leaving, he became gradually worse. On Thursday night, about eleven o'clock, he aroused his master, observing that "he was very unwell, and thought he was dying." The master alarmed a neighbour, who advised that he should be brought without delay to the hospital. A horse was accordingly harnessed, and the deceased put in a cart ; the neighbour supporting his head in it, and the master leading the horse as gently as possible, till they arrived at the hospital ahout one, when it was discovered he had breathed his last. The certificate of Dr Mitchell was in accordance with these facts, and the Jury accordingly returned a verdict of" Died by the visitation of God."


8 August 1831 Monday
Monday, August 1;- ROSE BRIAN, a stunty little dame, with the corner of her apron applied to her eye, from which pearly drops fell freely, was charged with absenting herself for a week, this being the third offence; she stated by way of defence, that she was allowed no blunt for her services; also, that her mistress had given her a cap with no lace on the edge, which she did not consider quite the thing, and therefore made off to where she could be better provided with Toggery. Six weeks to the third class in the factory.


26 July 1832 Thursday
On Tuesday an Inquest was held at the SHEER HULK, on the body of a mariner, named JOHN TAYLOR, who fell dead that morning. From evidence, it appeared that deceased had died from the internal rupture of a blood vessel, and a verdict was returned to that effect.

Notes. A number of John Taylor's appear in the NSW BDM indexes.

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