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Saturday 26 August 1899 - Death of 88-year-old Charles Hardiman

Category Wickhamford
The Worcestershire Chronicle
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AN OLD MAN’S DEATH. – Mr. W.H. Moore held an inquiry at the Police-court, on Tuesday afternoon, touching the death of Charles Hardiman. William Hardiman, a young man, said his family had no permanent abode since they left Moreton-in-Marsh, which was before he was born, but they had been stopping at Wickhamford lately. Deceased, who was his father, was 88 years of age, and had been in the habit of living in a tent. He had been lately working for Mr. Pope, at Wickhamford. Other evidence was to the effect that the deceased expired suddenly. Mr H.E. Haynes, surgeon, Evesham, said the death was due to heart disease. The coroner mentioned that he had a long letter from the Vicar of Badsey, the effect of which was that he had tried to get the man into the Workhouse. The jury returned a verdict of “Death from natural causes.”