The Elsie Oram, Mabel Richards, Ada Kilford, Annie Coombes and Winifred Rattue cases are a warning that young children cannot be left alone for any amount of time.
Charles Wilkes fell down an 87′ well when the handle of the bucket broke off – an accident. But in the Mary Britten case, is there a hint that the deceased deliberately went down the well?
Rural poverty is laid bare in the case of Mary Ann Kenchington, the poor victim being only 47 years of age, and the doctor noting, besides the bare floor and draughty room, some pieces of oakum lying about, perhaps a sign of real poverty-work.
One of the years major cases is a murder, that of William Ward, and it is rather frightening to think that they were willing to prosecute a man for murder just because he happened to be nearby at the time, ignoring the obvious possibility that anyone could have been there in the open.
The most controversial case of the year is that of Julia Baker, which showed Dr Kelland in a very poor light, he refusing to attend a dying child in the middle of the night. The argument in the editorials of the paper continued for several weeks.
Pragnell, Harriett West Tytherley
Wilkes, Charles Netheravon
Bacon, Harriett Donhead St Mary
Hewitt, Sarah Whiteparish
Richards, Mabel East Dean
Kenchington, Mary Ann Fordingbridge
Stone, John Bemerton
Quicks, Sidney Templecombe
Scott, Henry Bishopstone
Ward, William Bulford
Britten, Mary Tisbury
Baker, Fred Bulford
Coombes, Annie Harnham
Franklin, John Whittlesford, Cams
Homan, Henry Bulford
Leach, William Amesbury
Whiteman, Henry Fontmell Magna
Johnson, Sampson West Harnham
Davidson, William Aldershot
Noyce, Charles Grateley
Bennett, Emma Donhead St Mary
Burnett, Arthur Winterbourne Dauntsey
Prowles, Moses Bishopdown
Rogers, Bessie Donhead St Mary
Butt, Edward Winterbourne Dauntsey
Diaper, Sam Durnford
Rattue, Winifred Amesbury
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