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James FORSHAW
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I don't know if anyone can help me but is there anyway to find more details on this entry in Kendal

    The Westmorland Gazette and Kendal Advertiser
    Saturday, February 8, 1849


    SUICIDE IN THE LANCASTER ASYLUM.


    On Monday morning last, one of the inmates of the Lunatic Asylum
    committed suicide by hanging. An inquest was held the same day
    before J. Gardner, Esq., the coroner, when the following facts
    were brought out. The deceased was one James Forshaw, a
    blacksmith, a native of Liverpool, and had been since the time he
    was admitted in a very desponding state, inasmuch as a stricter
    watch was kept over him than is generally the case with
    others. About eight o'clock in the morning of Monday, the keeper
    took him his breakfast into the room where he was then in bed. He
    left it with him and went to see some others, he was not absent
    more than six minutes, and at his return deceased had left the
    room. After a search he was found in the dormitory, a room about
    twelve yards from the other, the door of which had to be forced
    open, being fastened on the inside and the bedsteads drawn against
    it. He was found hanging in one corner suspended by a bit of
    sheeting, and was still warm. The surgeon was immediately on the
    spot, but all efforts for his restoration were unavailing, as the
    vital spark was extinct. The jury returned a verdict of hung
    himself, being lunatic.

Can anyone advise as to how I can find how old James Forshaw was whether he was single or married any information really.  Do you know whether this information would be available on a death certificate of the time 1849?

Any help you can give will be gratefully received.

Eileen


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Re: JAMES FORSHAW
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
FORSHAW, JAMES       AGE 27    
1849  March Quarter in LANCASTER  Volume 21  Page 373

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Re: JAMES FORSHAW
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 16:19 GMT (UK) »
Rosie

You really are a star I can now write him out of my list of James Forshaw's blacksmiths.

Thanks a lot

Eileen

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Re: JAMES FORSHAW
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Poor soul, only 27 and so 'troubled'  he took his own life.  :'(

Still I am pleased that you are able to eliminate him from your search
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Re: JAMES FORSHAW
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rosie

Yes very sad but our James Forshaw father of Robert  1819 in Liverpool who married Elizabeth is proving trying but that's one James that I can take out of the equation.

Thanks again no doubt will be in touch again if I ever get past Robert.

Eileen