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Death of William Bailey (D 248)
Bristol 1850
First Name(s):
William
Surname:
Bailey
Maidenname:
-
Gender:
Male
Date of Birth:
34
Occupation:
Horsehair Spinner
Cause of Death:
Loss of left leg by steam explosion and nervous excitement
Doctor:
-
Exact Date:
31 JUly 1850

Location

Place of Death:
Bristol Infirmary Bristol
Sub-district:
Saint James
District:
Bristol
Area:
Bristol
Address:
-

Informant

Name:
J B Grendon, Coroner Bristol
Residence:
-
Date Registered:
31 August 1850
Registrar:
Code:
D 248
Notes:
Newspaper report (via Findmypast) indicates that a boiler blew up on a boat,Mr Baileys leg wsa badly damaged and had to be amputated. Op was successful but he exhibited server nervous sympotms requiring restraint and he expired - Probably what we call 'post traumatic stress disorder' today?