a poor woman of Blaby

On wednesday last, one Mary Thornton, a poor woman of Blaby in this county, was found drowned in the brook between Little Glenn and Blaby, she went from Blaby on saturday last to Leicester with her work as usual, and returning home it’s supposed that she mistook her road and was lost in attempting to wade the brook, the waters being out, for she had pulled off her stockings and put them into her pocket, and had her wallet round her shoulders with several things in it which she had bought at Leicester, and two shillings and two pence in her pocket. And yesterday the coroner’s inquest sat on the body and brought in their verdict, accidental death.