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Offline JAKnighton

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How very Shakespearean!
« on: Sunday 03 March 19 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Spotted this unusual burial entry for two people in the parish registers for Denton, Huntingdonshire;

"1610, Jul 13 CLARKE Thomas and IBBOTT Thomas Killed in the field in a tempest of thunder & lightning the 12th day of July and buryed upon the 13th day of the same"

What a way to go! Wish I could say they were my ancestors, just to have this story in my tree.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire

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Re: How very Shakespearean!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 March 19 09:21 GMT (UK) »
At least it would be a quick way to go. Buried the next day too no fuss and waiting for weeks like nowadays.

That would be very interesting to have in your family tree.

My nearest was a 2 x great uncle who had a heart attack and died whilst having a tooth pulled at the dentist. That was in the 1930's though. Nothing Shakespearean about it.

Dorrie
Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife

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Re: How very Shakespearean!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 March 19 09:59 GMT (UK) »
I had one ancestor die in childbirh the details of which the newspapers deemed too gruesome to print. The doctor was tried for manslaughter but aquitted.
Crabb from Laurencekirk / Fordoun and Scurry from mid Essex

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Re: How very Shakespearean!
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 March 19 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Oooooer!
That sounds appalling.
But the verdict was not untypical, a professional person v a lay person .
Quite a sign of those  times.
Viktoria.