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The Barrington Arms Hotel, Shrivenham, circa 1910 where many of the Inquests were held

Inquests held at Shrivenham in the 18th century

Reading Mercury
Mon 8 Feb, 1796
On Monday last an inquisition was taken at Shrivenham, before Mr Hedges, one of his Majesty’s Coroners for this county, on the body of Joshua Patience, who was found drowned in the Mill-Brook, near that place. – Verdict – Accidental Death. Mr Patience was a reputable Cooper of Faringdon, and had lost his way owing to the darkness of the night. His cries were heard by the miller, who endeavoured to save him, but to no purpose. He has left a wife and five children.
Reading Mercury
Mon 24 Oct 1791
A few days since an inquisition was taken at Shrivenham, before Mr Seymour Mundy, his Majesty’s Coroner for the county, on the body of Mr William Appleford, a respectable farmer of Watchfield, within that parish, who, being much intoxicated, fell from his horse upon his return from Farringdon market, and being found by two or three of his neighbours, they remounted him, supported and conducted him home, but when they took him off the horse, found him dead. No external marks appearing on his body, a violent concussion of the brain by the fall was supposed to have occasioned his death. The Coroner’s inquest brought in their verdict, Accidental Death.
Reading Mercury
Mon 30 Nov, 1778
And on Sunday last another inquisition was taken at Shrivenham in this county, before the same Coroner (Mr S. Mundy) on the body of John Day of that place, who in like manner died suddenly, as he was at work in his field. Jury’s Verdict: Died by Visitation of God.
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