Coroner’s inquests

On Thursday last the Coroners Inquest sat on the body of a child at Woodhouse Eves in this county, suspected to have been murdered by its mother, and brought in their verdict natural death.–It did not appear that the child had any injury done it, and the suspicion of its being murdered arose from a false report that had been propagated in the neighbourhood.
++On Friday the Coroners inquest sat upon the body of William Neal, late of Barrow in this county, who its supposed accidentally fell into the river Soar, as he was returning from Mountsorrel to Barrow and was drowned. The jury brought in their verdict accidental death.
++On Saturday last the Coroners inquest sat on the body of John Withers, a poor man of Leicester, who was found dead on Friday at the bottom of an hedge, in a close in the liberty of Abbey-gate, near Leicester, and brought in their verdict natural death. — The poor man was subject to violent fits, and its supposed he was getting sticks out of the hedge and was seized with one of his fits, in which he died; his legs were very much scratched and torn, and he had bled a good deal.
++On Sunday the Coroners inquest sat on the body of Robert Balren, apprentice to James Barnes, of Syston in this county, Ribband Weaver, who hanged himself in the necessary house, and brought in their verdict lunacy. — The lad had been very dull and uneasy in his mind for 3 or 4 months last past.
++And this day the Coroners inquest sat upon the body of James Green, a poor man of Great Bowden in this county, who went out in the morning to do his work in the field about nine o’clock, soon after which he was found dead, his spade sticking by him; the jury brought in their verdict natural death.