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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 23 Dec 2019, 10:33

I stumbled across this wonderful resource the other day, it doesn't make for an easy read but it does make for an interesting one. Thank goodness no-one can relieve themselves and drown in my well! Happy browsing if you have time.

Link: ... quests.csv
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Post by plaques » 23 Dec 2019, 10:59

Immediately reminded of the song ' The bricklayers Song. or Why Paddy is not in work today. Song

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Post by PanBiker » 23 Dec 2019, 11:40

As Julies data link is in .csv format. I have imported it into an Excel spreadsheet which makes for easier reading. File is attached below:

Accident Inquests.xlsx
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Post by chinatyke » 23 Dec 2019, 13:05

Thanks Julie and Ian.

It's well worth a read. Wonderful descriptions like He fell into a water-filled vat worth 4d and drowned

I'll have a proper look tomorrow.

Here's another one. 1530-07-06 Long Preston. 58 houses burnt out.

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Post by Stanley » 24 Dec 2019, 03:22

That could be handy Sue, thanks and thanks to Ian for putting it in the spreadsheet format. Saved to my HD.
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Re: New resource

Post by Whyperion » 29 Dec 2019, 04:50

One person who shares my family name was reported in a Dublin Newspaper as dying from a fall. But I cannot find out if she was pushed , a domestic trip or something else, she was the wife of the manager of Hengler's Cirque in Dublin, he having moved with her from Scotland to manage the Circus/Entertainment establishment there. I would have thought there would have been some kind of mention in newspapers, but maybe for the papers to keep the advertising revenue it was silenced . Being a mid C19th Irish event the death certificate is scant, and barely survives.

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