The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Thursday, September 3, 1812; Issue 4190
A few days since, a coroner's inquest was held on the body of
J. Marsden [see under `George`],
of Middleton, near Wirksworth, labourer, 50 years of age, who was found
hanging in Hopton Wood in a very putrid condition. He had left home about
a month ago in a very low desponding state of mind. Verdict: lunacy.
B 1812aug30 MARSDEN George(Middleton)"hanged self,~found after 1 month"
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, May 20, 1863; Issue 6842
Inquest - An inquest was held on Thursday, the 14th instant, at the
George and Commercial Inn, before Mr A O Brookes, the deputy coroner,
on the body of
baker and confectioner. The deceased,
it seems, had for upwards of a fortnight previous to his death been
drinking; and on Tuesday night, about eleven o’clock, retired to rest
in an inebriated state. His wife, whose accouchement had been very
recent, awoke about five o'clock next morning and found him dead beside
her. Dr Webb was immediately called in, and said that deceased had
apparently been dead about two hours. The jury returned the following
verdict: The deceased died from a serious effusion on the brain.
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, April 13, 1892; Issue 9248
Inquest - An inquest upon the body of
was held by Mr Taylor,
deputy coroner, at the Hope and Anchor Inn, Wirksworth, on Friday morning.
Deceased, who was 13 years of age, went to the Hopton Wood Stone Quarries
with his father's breakfast on the 2nd January, but instead of returning
straight home called at Messrs. Bowne and Shaw's quarry. Whilst there
warning was given of a shot about to be fired, and he and another moved
away to what they considered a place of safety, but both were hit by
stones from the shot. Deceased was carried home, and subsequently removed
to the cottage hospital, where he remained under the care of Dr Brooks
until death took place. - A verdict of Accidental death was returned.
B 1892apr10 WARDMAN Robert(Wirksworth),#1267
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, March 8, 1893; Issue 9296
FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WIRKSWORTH
An inquest was held at the Rising Sun, Rise-end, Middleton-by-Wirksworth,
on Friday, by Mr S Taylor, deputy coroner, touching the death of
William Charles Robert Ward,
labourer, aged 20 years, whose death occurred at
five pm on the 1st of March. On February 11th deceased was working at
Messrs. Killer Bros works, at Middleton, when he was struck by a piece
Mr J H Rogers, inspector of factories, was present, and said a report
ought to be sent to an inspector or certified surgeon directly a serious
accident occur. - The Coroner said it was a case that came within the
Factory Act - After viewing the body, Mr William Killer, of the firm of
Messrs Killer Brothers, of Hopton Wood, was called, and said deceased
was his stepson and worked at their saw-mills. Deceased was working
during the night, and about twelve o'clock he was passing under the
connecting rod and it knocked him down and stunned him. He continued
working till 8.30 the next morning, and went footballing to Brassington
in the afternoon. After that day he complained of a pain in the back
of his head, and was attended by Dr Harvey up to the time of his death.
He was seized with fits, and had about 100 during his illness. Deceased
had worked for Killer Bros about six years, and on the day of the accident
he passed through a door, which was not used for the men, and the machinery
being in motion caught him on his head. - The other witnesses were
Francis Spencer, Samuel Spencer and Daniel Millward, who all corroborated
the first witness. - The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death
caused by passing under a connecting rod.
B 1893mar05 WARD William Chas Rob(Middleton),#1068"MPR"
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, March 22, 1893; Issue 9298
Inquest - Mr Sydney Taylor deputy coroner, held an inquest at the
Recruiting Sergeant Inn, Wirksworth, on Tuesday morning upon the body of
an infant named
age five weeks, son of William Clough,
quarryman. - Mary Clough, mother of deceased, identified the body, and
said she last saw deceased alive at eight o'clock on Sunday morning.
He was then lying on his side in bed, half uncovered, and appeared all
right. The next time she saw him was at half-past ten, and he was still
in the same position but quite dead. There was no froth about its mouth
nor any appearance of its having struggled, but it was very white in the
face, the child had been very delicate since its birth, but was not
convulsed, nor had it received any medical attention. She had paid an
insurance fee of 2d or 3d a week from the time it was four days old, but
the child was not in benefit. - Mrs Dorothy Clough, grandmother of
deceased, said she saw the child on Saturday night and it appeared all
right then, but had always been delicate. She was called in at half
past ten on Sunday morning, and saw the child dead in bed, lying towards
the top of the bed but not covered up. It had thrush about three weeks
and witness thought that it had scarcely recovered from it. - Mrs Bunting,
who attended Mrs Clough at her confinement, said she thought the child
got weaker from its birth and told its mother so, but did not advise her
to call a doctor. She did not see anything wrong with the child except
weakness. - Mrs Clough recalled said she gave the baby borax and honey
to cure the thrush. She had four children. - This was the whole of the
evidence, and the jury returned a verdict of died from natural causes.
B 1893mar15 CLOUGH Henry(Wirksworth)[5w],#1306
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, January 17, 1894; Issue 9341.
A MAN KILLED ON THE HIGH PEAK RAILWAY
On Thursday the Coroner for the High Peak Hundred held an inquest at
Wirksworth touching the death of
aged 67, grocer, who
was killed on the Hopton branch line of the High Peak Railway, on Tuesday
night. The deceased was seen taking a short cut towards the village of
Middleton. He was blind in the right eye, and in turning out of the way
of one engine stepped right in front of another one, which killed him
instantaneously. His skull was fractured, and the right leg broken in
two or three places. A verdict of Accidental death was returned, with
a rider recommending the London and North Western Railway Company, who
own the High Peak Railway, to take strict notice of trespassers -
Deceased leaves a widow and a grown-up family of ten children. He was
the water bailiff for Middleton.
B 1894jan12 SPENCER James(Middleton),#1092"MPR"