Mary Townsend, wife of a labourer

On Tuesday last, Mary Townsend, wife of a labourer in this borough, who had for some time been disordered in her senses, cut open her belly with a razor, about the depth of three inches; the intestines and bladder were both wounded, and a large incision through the uterus. — She was quick with child, which was taken from her by an eminent Surgeon, but died instantly; the woman languished till Wednesday afternoon and then expired. On Thursday the coroner’s inquest sat on the body and brought in their verdict Lunacy.
++Last week, as one James Nutt was at work, sawing at a tree in the liberty of Quenby in this county, another tree, within about ten yards of him, at which some men were at work, in order to fell, suddenly came down upon him, and killed him on the spot. The coroner’s inquest sat on the body and brought in their verdict accidental death.
++On Tuesday last as one John Smeeton, servant to a Farmer at Burton Overy in this county, was returning home from Harbro’ market, with his master’s waggon and horses; being much in liquor, accidentally fell down across the road, and the near-hind wheel of the waggon ran over him, and killed him on the spot; The coroner’s inquest sat on the body and brought in their verdict accidental death.