Henry Paice Copas

Date published: 17/06/2014
© Newbury Weekly News



    On Thursday evening an inquest was held in the Council Chamber before Jos. Bunny, Esq., M.D., borough coroner, and a jury (of whom Mr. Charles Edmonds was foreman), upon the body of Henry Paice Copas, son of Charles Copas, of Cheap Street.

    It appeared from the evidence of the father and grandmother, that the deceased had lately suffered from the thrush, but had quite recovered, and was a very healthy child. Deceased was very lively the previous evening, and did not awake until four o'clock on Wednesday morning, when the mother gave him his natural nourishment. She did so again at six o'clock, when the father left for work. At eight o'clock the grandmther, who lives next door, was called by Mrs Copas, when it was found that the child was dead. Deceased had been fed on oat-meal gruel and sopped bread.

    The jury returned a verdict of "Found dead."

Newbury Weekly News January 4 1872

Birth Dec Q Newbury 2c 224
Death Dec Q Newbury 2c 156

Sources:Newbury Weekly News January 4 1872 and BMD

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