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John Ridge (1815–1867)

Mr. John Ridge, an old resident of the Windsor district has been killed. On Wednesday morning he was mounting his horse in George-street, Windsor, when the horse began to buck before he was fairly seated, and he was thrown heavily on his head, the horse also in its plunges stepping on his face. Mr. Ridge was picked up insensible, and carried to a neighbouring house, where a surgeon soon saw him, but he died the next day, of effusion at the base of the brain.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • inquest, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 October 1867, p 3

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Life Summary [details]


25 June, 1815
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


17 October, 1867 (aged 52)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse riding accident

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