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Murder of John Durrant, Ball's Cross, 1869
« on: September 02, 2023, 14:18:39 pm »
On Monday an inquest was held in the village of Ball's Cross, near  Petworth Sussex, on the body of John Durrant a labourer, thirty-four years of age. A examination made on Saturday showed that death had resulted from injuries to the head and from the evidence adduced at the town-hall on the same day against a man in custody charged with the murder of deceased it would appear that the deceased and the prisoner—a fellow labourer of' deceased named Wadley—had been drinking together late on Friday night. As they left  the Public-house some words passed between them, and shortly afterwards Durrant was found lving dead in the roadway. Wadey, who had in the meantime returned to the public-house, was at once suspected and seized. Human hair was found adhering to his heavy boots, and it is supposed that he knocked deceased down and kicked him about the head until death ensued. Wadey was remanded,

Brecon County Time 3 July 1869   Wadey or Wadley?
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