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Browne, John William (1801–1834)

Yesterday, the 23d instant an inquest was convened at the King's Arms' Public-house, Brickfield-hill, Sydney, on the body of Mr. John William Brown, who was found lying dead the same morning on the floor of his bedroom in the above-named Public-house. It appeared in evidence that the deceased had been suffering under temporary abberration of mind for some time past, occasioned by intemperance, and Doctor Neilson being in attendance, opened the body, and gave in his certificate, that the deceased had destroyed himself by taking poison; the Jury returned a verdict accordingly.

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22 June 1801
Howrah, India


22 February 1834
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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