Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

I.T.Jones Collection (1983, I.T.Jones - e)

Source:
Mr. Idwal Jones (Col.)
Shocking Death of a Plough Jagger in the Snow: Notes
I.T.Jones Collection, Written 1983, Ref.L6-1

The Retford & Gainsborough Times (1887a) describes an inquest held at the Butcher's Arms Inn, West Halton on 11/1/1887 into the death of Henry Fowler while out plough jagging. He was found in the snow next morning on the road between Burton Stather and Alkborough.

Coroners' inquests for the Kirton district are deposited at the County Archives at Lincoln Castle but are closed to public inspection for 100 years after the date of the inquest. The 1881 census for Alkborough has no record of Henry Fowler or Albert Henry Robinson, a witness at the inquest. No record could be found in the Lincolnshire Chronicle in 1887. Write to the Butcher's Arms in West Halton to see if they know anything of inquests held there.

This research is described in I.T.Jones (1983) - TD00586

Index Terms:
Locations: Alkborough, Lincs. (SE8752); West Halton, Lincs. (SE9151); Burton Stather, Lincs. (SE8648)
Years: Written 1983; Occurred 1887
Subjects: Inquest; Plough Monday; Plough Jagging
People: Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.); Henry Fowler (Perf.); Albert Henry Robinson (Witness)
Archives: Ref.: TD00579; I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.L6-1

Indexed by Idwal Jones. Last updated Feb.2005

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