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Offline Robert Haigh

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A good night out!
« on: Saturday 02 December 23 21:04 GMT (UK) »
My 3X great-grandfather, Benjamin Carr, seems to have been a colourful character. Born in 1792 in the North Yorkshire village of North Grimston, he became a mole catcher by trade, and working outside in the North Yorkshire air seems to have served him well. He lived to the age of 86, which very few people managed to achieve back then. Word of mouth family history says he died on a night out at a local pub! I had no proof of the truth of this until a few weeks ago, when I found the record of his burial at Ancestry uk (shown below). The record proves that the story is true! It clearly states that he died at the Royal Oak Inn in Norton, bordering Malton. The coroner was called in (unusual for most deaths back then). It seems that dropping dead in a pub for no obvious reason required the coroner. He allowed Benjamin to be buried three days later (other records show that he died on 4th Jan 1878 and was buried on 7th Jan in the village of Leavening). Living to the age of 86 in the 1800's was an achievement in itself, but dying in a pub, enjoying a good night out at the age of 86 deserves to be congratulated, I would say!

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 December 23 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Report of the inquest for you to flesh it out.
I wonder what “fresh” meant in the context
No liquor supplied  :)

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 December 23 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Except for the drinking, he might have enjoyed the company of my ggg-grandfather David Waire.  They shared an enjoyment of the out-of-doors - at age 86, David was arrested as part of a wide-ranging poultry theft ring.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
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Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 December 23 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Report of the inquest for you to flesh it out.
I wonder what “fresh” meant in the context

I always understood it to mean in need of a bath ;)
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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 December 23 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Report of the inquest for you to flesh it out.
I wonder what “fresh” meant in the context
No liquor supplied  :)
Ha-ha! I'd not seen this report before! It seems that old Ben had been drinking before he made it to the pub - hence the term "fresh" being applied. Thank you for supplying this "fresh" information!

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 December 23 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Except for the drinking, he might have enjoyed the company of my ggg-grandfather David Waire.  They shared an enjoyment of the out-of-doors - at age 86, David was arrested as part of a wide-ranging poultry theft ring.
Yes, your ggg-grandfather was a remarkable man, it would seem! I'm sure Benjamin and David would have been good company for each other, had they been together!

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 December 23 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Report of the inquest for you to flesh it out.
I wonder what “fresh” meant in the context

I always understood it to mean in need of a bath ;)
Where I come from "fresh" usually means intoxicated, but not roaring drunk!

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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 December 23 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Except for the drinking, he might have enjoyed the company of my ggg-grandfather David Waire.  They shared an enjoyment of the out-of-doors - at age 86,


Wow, Was he being chased!!!
We are 12 years younger than him and are regular walkers and we average 3 miles and hour!
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Re: A good night out!
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 December 23 16:41 GMT (UK) »
It's a well-known fact that the use of effeminate scarves slows you down.  Reconsider your wardrobe choices.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis