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Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« on: Friday 05 August 22 21:00 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone help me with some odd words from a witness statement from 1909? The inquest was for my great-great grandfather, who was pushed down on the pavement and died of a fractured skull. This witness statement is from his son. Apologies for the slanted writing! There also appears to not be any punctuation at all throughout the witness statements, so I've had to break the sentences up as make sense.

For the first image, I have 'and has worked at odd jobs. No permanent work. Lately he was a ??? on the ??? ??? about 8 years ago'.

For the second image, I have 'I was asked in the Town how my father was and said he was not well ??? ??? dying and then I was told that he had been hit. He was at ??? well ??? in the morning'.

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Turner, Niemc, MacKinnon, Stanford

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Re: Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 August 22 21:05 BST (UK) »
Gardener in the minster yard?
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Re: Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 August 22 21:06 BST (UK) »
No guarantees, others tend to be better than me, but I see

1. pardoner in the minster yard
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 August 22 21:07 BST (UK) »
2. & looked like

3. At least well & living in the morning (not confident about that one)
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)


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Re: Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 August 22 21:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone, this all makes sense! He lived in Peterborough, so the minster yard would correspond to Peterborough Cathedral  :)
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Re: Hard-to-read inquest/witness statements
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 August 22 04:10 BST (UK) »
My interpretation.

asked in town how my father was and said he was not well looked liked dying & then I was told that he had been sick ~ He was at work well & living in the morning
and had worked at odd jobs one permanent work  lately he was a gardener in minister yard about 8 years
ago.
signed J W Stanfield