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Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 21:27 BST (UK) »
Hi,

My records show a miller and his man were killed in WESTON in December 1778 or early 1779.  The death was reported in the Ipswich Journal on Jan 8th.

I'm looking for the men's names so can anyone furnish me with the names of fellows who died between 1st December 1778 and 8th of January in the parish of WESTON?

I can then try to whittle them down to the actual casualties.

Many thanks,
Windy
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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 September 17 02:22 BST (UK) »
Hi, Are we talking about Market Weston or Weston near Beccles?

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 September 17 02:50 BST (UK) »
If it's market weston then there is only one burial in that time frame in the NBI.

Edward Staffe. Burial date 25 Dec 1778. Weston Market Parish.

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 September 17 00:23 BST (UK) »
Evenin' Solidrock,

I'm pretty sure its Weston near Beccles.

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 September 17 00:35 BST (UK) »
Also I'm pretty sure that they died on 8th of Jan 1779.  Not sure is they had inquests at this time, but if they did they may have been buried a day or two after they died?

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 September 17 01:37 BST (UK) »
BURY 8th Jan. (1779)

LAST THURSDAY EVENING the storm began here with thunder, lightening and hail, which continued all night with much snow; on Friday morning two barns and many chimneys were blown down; few houses escaped, little or much. in Lord Bristol's park about 100 fine large oaks were torn up by the roots. but happily we didn't hear of any lives being lost near this town. At WELTON near STANTON ? a miller and his man were endevouring to keep the mill against the wind, were killed by the mill falling on them through the violence of the storm

8th January 1779 was a Friday.
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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 September 17 02:10 BST (UK) »
January 9th 1779  Ipswich Journal.

At Weston near Stanton in Suffolk a miller and his man were trying to keep the mill against the wind were killed by the mill falling on them through the violence of the storm.

So it looks like the Market Weston near Stanton.

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 September 17 02:22 BST (UK) »
The burial records for St. Mary, Market Weston are available to view at your nearest  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, family history centre.

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Re: Deaths in WESTON in December 1778 and Early January 1779?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 September 17 09:02 BST (UK) »
fellows who died between 1st December 1778 and 8th of January in the parish of WESTON?

We can't really look up where people died, only where they are buried.
I don't think you can assume that both of these chaps would be buried in Market Weston, you may have to look in neighbouring parishes as well.
John