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Humphrey Evans (?–1805)

Last Friday G. Blaxcell Esq. as Coroner, convened an inquest upon the body of Mr. Humphrey Evans Settler of Seven Hills, who died the evening before in consequence of a tree striking him in its fall. The Jury returned a verdict accidental death.—The deceased leaves a widow and two children to bemoan his unexpected loss, and was universally respected throughout his neighbourhood. On the Inquest it appeared, that at four in the afternoon of the preceding day he had gone out to procure paling for a stye; but not returning when expected, his wife expressed much anxiety, and at dusk dispatched a man in search of him, but he returning without any tidings of his master, his mistress directed him to accompany her, and after a long research discovered the unfortunate object of her anxiety outstretched, and across his breast a heavy oak tree which he himself had fallen.

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