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Woodhouse, Francis (c. 1803–1843)

A steady and industrious man named Francis Woodhouse, was found drowned in the river above the bridge, about half a mile from Mr. Best's house, on Sunday. The unfortunate deceased rented a farm across the Swamp, and was seen on Saturday night, proceeding homewards from town, under the influence of liquor. He did not reach home that night, and his absence, created the alarm of his neighbours, who at daylight on Sunday morning went in search. After a considerable time they found the body lying upon the mud close to the bank of the river. The unfortunate man had a basket upon his arm, which in addition to the position of the body, left no doubt that he must have accidentally fallen in.

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'Woodhouse, Francis (c. 1803–1843)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woodhouse-francis-31729/text39180, accessed 26 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1803
Much Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

Death

11 March 1843
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

drowned

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