Saturday, 24 May 2014

George's Accident, the Newspaper Reports

I have been targeting the newspaper collections on FindMyPast as well since subscribing to a month subscription for just £1.

There was a specific newspaper report which I wanted to find and that was one in relation to my great great grandfather, George Presswood (or Prestwood or Preswood). George Presswood was born in 1858 in Retford, Nottinghamshire to George Presswood and Mary nee Wright. In 1861 he was living at Lea, Lincolnshire with his parents. His siblings who were born after 1861 upto 1866 were all born in Lea. In 1871 the family is residing at Kexby, a small village about 2-3 miles east of Lea. But the newspaper report in question is dated 7th October 1870, when a young 11 year old farm boy is taking a horse to the blacksmiths in Lea and it takes fright and young George is found in a poor state.

Newspaper Report from the Lincolnshire Chronicle 7th October 1870

George must have made a full recovery by the 2nd April 1871 when the census was taken as he was living back with his parents at Kexby, working as a farmer's day boy. George lived a full life and died nearly 60 years later at the age of 70 years old, having worked as a farm and agricultural labourer for all of his life.

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