!! Ballina Chronicle; Oct 31, 1849 "Deaths"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Oct 31, 1849
SUDDEN DEATH- Private Walter Crawford, 92d Highlanders, was found dead in
his bed in the Infantry Barracks, Clonmel, on Tuesday morning. The deceased was
out on picquet the previous night in his usual health. An inquest was held on
the body of the above day before Thomas Clayton, Esq. and a verdict of "died by
the visitation of God" returned. The deceased was, twenty-two years in the
service, and was subject to an effusion of blood in the region of the heart.
AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH- It is out painful duty to announce the awfully sudden
death of Francis Burke, Esq., of Templeogue House, near Dublin, and formerly of
Galway-which event took place on the afternoon of Monday last at Clare View
(Salt Hill) where the lamented gentleman had been sojourning. Mr. Burke was
connected with the erection of our college, now so nearly brought to completion.
An inquest is now sitting to ascertain the cause of death, the result of which
had not reached us as we went to press.- Galway Vindicator.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News