Death of Nathan Driver, 1877

By Kathryn Betts

The following report appeared in the Royston Crow on 29th June 1877:
Accidental Death - On Monday last an inquest was held at the British Queen, Meldreth, before C W Palmer, Esq. Deputy Coroner, on view of the body of Nathan Driver, labourer.  The deceased was 70 years old, and in the employ of Miss Clear, and on Thursday last was at hay carting.  The deceased was upon the cart loading.  He volunteered to load the last load.  He fell off upon his head and when picked up complained of his head.  He lodged at the British Queen, where he lingered until Saturday, when he died.  Mr Parkinson had no doubt that death was caused by the internal injuries received from the fall, and a verdict in accordance with this opinion was returned.

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