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Sue L
30-01-2010, 10:22 PM
Hi , another question i'm afraid . I have the death certificate for my g/grandfather and it states " Drowned by falling off a clay barge into the River Teign" Accidental death !

Would there be a report or record of this accident that i would be able to see ?

Thank You


31-01-2010, 1:17 AM
Hi Sue,

Probably in a local newspaper at the very least.

31-01-2010, 1:10 PM
Yes, the old newspapers probably have an article. I had a similar issue with my grtgrtgrt grandfather who was found strangled as a night watchman. Someone sent me a copy of the old newspaper with a long article about the incident from 1861. His death certificate showed "Visitation of God" as cause. I hope he doesn't visit me .

Sue L
31-01-2010, 9:00 PM
Thank you both , will try and see if there is anything anywhere , it would be very interesting reading . My goodness englander8 thats a bit spooky !!!!