Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 15 Feb 1861 Collumpton Inquest Elizabeth HAKE Petty Sessions Charles HOOKWAY BAKER BLACKMORE CHURCHILL POOK BRAY

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Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. Friday 15 Feb 1861

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CULMSTOCK. - An inquest was held at the dwelling-house of Mr. JORDON, of Culmstock, before S. M. COX, Esq. (coroner for the district), on Thursday last week, on the body of a girl, ten years of age, named Elizabeth HAKE, daughter of James HAKE, a farm labourer of the same place, who died on the Sunday previous. The deceased, it appeared, had complained the day before of violent pains in her stomach, and during the day and that night she vomited. Towards the morning she seemed to be much worse, and her mother sent for Mr. WHEATON, surgeon, but when that gentleman arrived, a short time afterwards, life was extinct. He subsequently made a post mortem examination of the body, which led him to conclude that death resulted from inflammation. Verdict accordingly.

PETTY SESSIONS, Monday. - Before E. S. DREWE, Esq (chairman), J. W. WALROND, Esq., W. C. GRANT, Esq., and the Revds. J. HUYSHE and J. P. SYDENHAM. - Charles HOOKWAY, labourer, was charged with stealing a hammer, value 1s. 6d., the property of James BAKER, carpenter, of Broadhembury. The hammer had been missed from the house of Mr. Robt. BLACKMORE, of Northill, where the prosecutor had left it in December last when he was working there. The prisoner sold it to Wm. CHURCHILL, carpenter, of Broadhembury, in January, for 1½d., who made enquiries and found the owner. - The prisoner, who appeared to be of weak intellect, stated that he did it to avoid starvation, although he had no ground for the assertion; he was committed for a month's hard labourer. - The license of the Globe Inn, Sampford Peverell, was transferred from Mr. POOK to Mr. BRAY.

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<NOTES: Elizabeth HAKE daughter of Joseph HAKE and Sarah POOLE>