Document ReferencePl C 1/465
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford; 27 Jul. 1724
Date27 July 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he had to go to St Neots the previous day to arrange the coroner's inquest into the death of Richard Nickel before the body corrupted; describes the body as being 'crushd and bruisd from the back part of the head downwards to the waist one sholder broke and neck supposed to be dislocated'; reports the jury's verdict of 'misfortune'; writes that the man was lying on an engine which was not tied on properly, and which has been forfeited as a Deodand; adds that the charges amount to £4 13/- but that the widow must pay for the coffin and shroud.
Termdeath, accidental
medical conditions, broken neck
legal business, coroner's inquests

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39089Nickels; Richard (-1724); Mr; waggoner at Wimpole-1724
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
PL36215/St Neots/Huntingdonshire/England
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