Cook, unsure

Cook, unsure               1882 May 27th                Wroughton

Mr Baker held an inquest on Thursday morning at Wroughton on the body of a man named Cook, carter to Mr H Kemble, of Overton, who met his death in a shocking manner on Tuesday. The deceased had been into Swindon for coal with a cart and two horses. When returning he was seen to be unsteady on his feet, and supporting himself by one of the shafts. In answer to a crack of his whip the horses increased their speed, and he fell under the wheel, which passed up his body and over his head, inflicting such injuries as to cause almost instantaneous death. He leaves a wife and family – Verdict, Accidental death.

FreeBMD gives, among others, a James Cook, aged 45, at Highworth – ED.

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