Garrett, George

Garrett, George         1885 January 3rd             Farley

An inquest was held at Farley on Monday, by Mr R A Wilson, District Coroner, on the body of George Garrett.

Garrett was a well known character in the village; and did not generally bear the best reputation. On the previous Friday and during the Christmas holidays he was known to have drank heavily; and on Friday more particularly he was about the village singing. Towards the evening he was seen in the field in which on the following morning he was found dead.

The jury returned a verdict of “Died from exposure,” adding an opinion that death had been accelerated by drink.

The chief witnesses were Josiah Parsons and James Parsons, one of whom saw deceased in the field on the Friday evening, and the other of whom found his body on the following morning.

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