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Patfield, George (1764–1809)

On the evening of Thursday last George Padhill [Patfield], a settler at Kissing Point, put an end to his own existence by strangling himself with a handkerchief, one end of which he tied fast about his neck, and the other to a branch of a tree not of sufficient height to prevent his knees from almost touching the ground.–A Coroner's Inquest, summoned from Parramatta, sat on the body on Friday, who returned a Verdict–Suicide!–The deceased was an old man, supposed to be in tolerable circumstances; but is conjectured to have been tempted to commit the rash act by a temporary embarrassment of a pecuniary nature.

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'Patfield, George (1764–1809)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/patfield-george-26387/text34230, accessed 31 July 2021.

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