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,
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.”