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Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 26 September 1862

Shirley Common.— An inquest was held, on the 23rd inst., at John Mason's cottage, Shirley Common, before Mr. Sale, coroner, on the body of William Morley, aged 18 years, who met his death, on Saturday afternoon last, Shirley Common brick yard, by the fall of quantity of clay from the top of the clay pit. Morley was loading cart at the time the clay fell upon him, and be died in half an hour after the accident. Mr. Skevington, of Ashborne, surgeon, was called in after death. Verdict of “ Accidental death ” was returned.

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