Suicide of Thomas Worland
The following appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle on 23rd November 1872:
Meldreth Suicide. On Wednesday C W Palmer Esq, deputy coroner, held an inquiry into the death of Thomas Worland, a dealer lodging at the Green Man. The deceased of late had been very much depressed about his soul which, he lamented, would be “lost for ever”. In this low state he had expressed thoughts of hanging himself, and on Tuesday he was found dead beneath an apple tree in an orchard. There was every appearance of his having hanged himself and dropped from the tree, suspended to which was a halter. The jury returned a verdict that deceased destroyed himself whilst in an unsound state of mind.