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Suicide at Jump – Inquest

April 1889

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 05 April 1889

Suicide at Jump.


An inquest was held on Friday, at the Wellington Inn. Jump, touching the death of Henry Crossley, 50 years of age, who died on Monday last from injuries inflicted by himself on the previous Saturday.

Mr. James Wrigley was elected foreman.

The first witness called was Harriet Crossley, who deposed that deceased was her husband, and was 50 years of age. He was a pit labourer employed at Hoyland Silkstone. He had never threatened to commit suicide, but had been in a low state of mind for the past 16 months.

Formerly he had worked for Lord Fitzwilliam for 15 years, and left when the pit stopped. He was not discharged. Since then he had been low spirited.

In reply to a question, witness said he had never been sent back from his work.

Ellis Crossley, son of deceased, said his father had been suffering from nervous debility for some time.

A verdict of ‚ÄúSuicide while in a state of temporary insanity ” was returned.