DEATH – Male person unknown
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 10/11/1871.
INQUEST – UNKNOWN MALE WEST COATHAM
On Monday last (06/11) an inquest was held at the Lobster Hotel before J. C. Sowerby, Esq., Coroner, on the date body of a man, name unknown, who was found dead on Friday (03/11) in the field on the farm occupied by Mr. Peter Wallis, West Coatham, who was deposed as follows. :- On Friday afternoon last (03/11). my son told he had seen a man lying in a field through which he had driven some cows. I immediately went there, and found deceased. He was quite cold when I found him. I once gave information to the police, who had the body removed. Deceased have on an old Brown called, very much ragged, and a pair of corduroy trousers. He appeared to be about 16 years of age. William Rogerson, of Redcar, said he had known deceased about five or six years, but had never known his name. He was a rag gatherer. He did not know whether he had any relations. Dr. Bennett said he had made a post mortem examination of the body, and found one of the vessels near the heart was ruptured, which was sufficient to cause instant death. The jury returned a verdict of “Died from natural causes.”
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