Jesse Page

Inquest, 19th September 1887



—On Monday the 19th inst., an inquest was held at the George Inn, Desborough, before Mr. J. T. Parker, on the body of a boy named Jesse Page, 13 years of age, who was accidentally killed on the previous Saturday.

—The evidence of several witnesses was taken, and it appears that he was employed by Mr. Bland, farmer, and at the time of his death was engaged in carting manure. Boy-like, he mounted the horse he was engaged to drive, and it threw him, and he was run over. He was found lying on the road, and managed to tell how the accident occurred.

—The evidence of Mr. Henry Gibbins, surgeon, who attended the deceased, was taken. He deposed that the deceased died the same evening from the injuries received, and a verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.

—The brother of the deceased was killed about four years ago, at Desborough, by being kicked by a horse.

 Northampton Mercury, Saturday 24 September 1887