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John Smith Woolliscroft

John Smith Woolliscroft

Male 1846 - 1864  (18 years)

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  • Name John Smith Woolliscroft 
    Born 15 Jan 1846  Daisy Bank Cottage, Leek, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Alton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aug 1864  Newcastle under Lyne, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Inquest 9 Aug 1864  Mason’s Arms Inn, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • DEATH FROM DROWNING. – On Tuesday an inquest was held at the Mason's Arms Inn, Wetley Rocks, before Mr. A. A. Flint, coroner, to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of John Smith Woolliscroft, son of Mr. George Woolliscroft, of Wetley Rocks. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was an assistant in a grocer's shop in Newcastle, and he had been home to spend the day with his father. On returning to Newcastle in the evening he was accompanied by two of his brothers, and when about half-a-mile on the road he was tempted to bathe in the mill pond, although warned not to so; and on plunging into deep water near the sluice his feet got set fast in the mud, and although a good swimmer he could not extricate himself. His two brothers and a man who was present did all in their power to rescue him, but could not suceed, and the pond had to be partly drawn off before the body could be got out. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased had met his death from accidental drowning.

      Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 19 August 1864, p6
    Inquest Report
    Inquest Report
    Buried 11 Aug 1864  St John The Baptist, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I76  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2017 

    Father George Woolliscroft,   b. 4 Jun 1815, Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1868, Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Smith,   b. 1818, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1886, Mossley, Biddulph, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1839  St Lawrence, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart