Wear, George

Wear, George           1868 August 1st            Trowbridge

An inquest was held on Thursday evening, at the Malthouse on Westwood Common, on the body of a labouring man named George Wear, who died from apoplexy, caused by sunstroke. The deceased was reaping in a field belonging to Mr Rumming, on Westwood Common, with a man named Marshman and others, and about one o’clock in the day, on Wednesday, he left his companions and retired a little distance to have his dinner. In a few minutes after Marshman went up to him, and found him lying dead, with his reaping hook in his hand. The verdict was, “Death from apoplexy, caused by sunstroke.”

FreeBMD gives his age as 60 – ED.

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