Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 20 Jan 1864 Cullompton Inquest Elizabeth ROOKLEY

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 20 Jan 1864 Page 7

CULLOMPTON. - An inquest was held at the Poncheydown Inn, Kentisbeare, on Saturday, before S. M. COX, Esq., coroner, on the body of a little girl, six years of age, named Elizabeth ROOKLEY, the daughter of a labourer. Deceased fell into the fire on the previous Tuesday and severely burnt her arms and other portions of the body, but the injuries were not such as gave cause for alarm. On the following Thursday the child appeared very ill and a surgeon was sent for, but ere he arrived she had expired. Th <sic> evidence of the surgeon showed that deceased died from th shock occasioned by the accident, and a verdict of accident a death was returned.

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