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Journal of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland
Fourth Session of the Fourth General Assembly
St. John's,
E.D. Shea, 1852
Colonial Government Journals

 

Detailed account of A. Hogsett, Coroner for Central District 1851

My short forms...Ver. = verdict, this means what the coroner had determined was the cause of death. Where it says "held" means where the coroner held his inquest/autopsy. Vis = visitation. This is in the context of "visitation by God", which basically means, natural causes. Gov. = government. The report gives dates for each person, but I'm unsure if these were the dates of the autopsy, or the date of when he submitted his report, or both? All dates are for 1851. - Ann (may be contacted through the contributor's page)

John Quick, found dead
date: Feb 10
Ver. - Died of intense cold & old age
Held - House of deceased, Quidi Vidi.

Elizabeth Quick, his wife, found dead
date: Feb. 10
Ver. - Died of intense cold & old age
Held - House of the deceased, Quidi Vidi.

Rd. Power, child burnt to death
date: March 18
Ver. - Accidental death
Held - Father's house

Thomas McDonald
date: March 18
Ver. - Apoplexy
Held - house of deceased

James Gorman, carpenter
date: March 19
Ver. - Accidental death, fall from scaffold.
Held - House of deceased's mother

Name unknown, found dead
date: Dec. 23
Ver. - Stillborn child
Held - Court House

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 23, 2004)

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