Barnes, Thomas 1882 May 20th Wilton
The Coroner for the district (Mr R M Wilson) held an inquest at the Town Hall, on Wednesday morning, on the body of Thomas Barnes, whose parents reside in South-street. It appears that deceased, who was about four years old, was playing in the street on Tuesday evening when a ring roller came along the road going in the direction of Salisbury. The little fellow ran after this and commenced to swing by the bar at the back of the roller. By some means his clothes or a portion of his body got entangled in the machine; he was thrown to the ground and instantly killed. The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death,” and gave their fees to the parents. Mr and Mrs Barnes lost a child by drowning about two years ago and what makes it more singular is that the children were twins.