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Ann Cooper 1794 - report of death (click for article)

Newspaper Article - Derbyshire Courier 10 June 1848.

Summary of main points

Henry Young, widower, resident of Wasp Nest, Brampton, attacked Ann Slater, on 2nd June
Ann had lodging with him for 2-3 months, but had left 2 weeks previously (had moved just down the road)
She and her daughter Elizabeth returned to collect some belongings in the morning. Henry returned home for food and got into an argument
He seized her by the neck, swung her round, punched her and threw her out the door; he threated to kill her the next time. He was arrested/remanded shortly after
Inquest held at Red Lion, Brampton. (on Monday 5th June i think)
Elizabeth Jackson (daughter) gave evidence
Ann, Elizabeth and 2 brothers (John and Edward)) had been living there.
They returned to pick up some furniture - a bed and other things
They got into an argument about Edward owing Young money; Young attacked her
After the attack, they went to lodging place, she became sick, started fainting. She lay insensate and died on Sunday morning.
They did a post mortum - swelling, blood, clotting on the brain (although doctor he thought the violence killed her, bu there was some spinal deformity which meant that another person may not have died)
Jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter in 10 mins and he was remanded for trial

Derby Summer Assizes Thursday July 27th 1848 (various papers)
Before Lord Chief Justice Denman
"From the evidence of a medical witness, Mr Jones, it appeared she died a few days after, but from a natural defect of a spinal nature, that deceased possessed, and the witness described, might not have been the result in a person of a different conformation"
Guilty, 2 months with Hard Labour

Ann Cooper 1794 - report of death 

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