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On Monday morning between ten and eleven o’clock, a child named  Henry
MORWOOD, eight years of age, and son of Henry MORWOOD, ironworker,  residing at
Gilmour-street, near Maryport, was killed at Collins-terrace by  being jammed
between a wall and the hind part of a cart belonging to Messrs  HAMILTON Brosther,
of Maryport.

The cart was being loaded at Messrs. HAMILTON’s shop at  Collin’s-terrace.
The horse was standing across the road, and the end of the  cart was near the
wall. A trap belonging to Mr. SPURGIN, and driven by Henry  BROWNRIGG, came
round the corner and the horse belonging to Mr. HAMILTON backed  up close against
the wall and crushed the lad MORWOOD, who was standing at the  end of the
cart, to death. The little fellow died almost instantly. He had not  been
observed in that position by anyone.

 On Tuesday afternoon an inquest touching the death of the boy was  held at
the Station Hotel, Grasslot, before Mr. W. W. LUMB, deputy Coroner for  West
Cumberland, and a jury of whom Mr. John M’CULLY was chosen foreman,  touching
the death of the boy.

 The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death.”