Williams, Charles

Williams, Charles          1868 April 18th         Plaitford

An inquest was held by R M Wilson, Esq., on Monday last, at Plaitford, on the body of an old man, named Charles Williams, aged 72 years. He was found hanging by the neck to a beam in a shed adjoining his dwelling house, and quite dead. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased had always been a sober and cheerful man, but during the last three months had been observed to be in very low spirits, but it was not supposed that his mind was affected.

On Sunday morning last he got up rather earlier than his wife, who, after getting up and lighting the fire, finding he did not come in, went in search of him, and found him as already described. Mr Nunn, surgeon, of Whiteparish, examined the body and could only detect a slight mark on the neck where the rope had been, but the neck was not dislocated. Verdict – Temporary insanity.

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