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  1. From the ‘Northern Echo’ published on 26th May 1875:

    A singular and fatal accident occurred at Park Pit, near Guisborough, the other day. The deceased, a platelayer named John Jefferson, was riding in a waggon laden with sleepers, and, as the waggon was rounding a curve, it left the rails, and the deceased was thrown to the ground. Being evidently much hurt, he was at once removed home, where he was attended by Mr McCutcheon, surgeon, Skelton. Although unhurt externally, he gradually sank and died; and at the inquest which was held by the Coroner (Mr A Buchannan), at the house of Mr Gladders, Skelton, on Monday evening, the doctor stated that the deceased had died from internal injuries. The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death”.

    [The “house of Mr Gladders” was the ‘Duke William’]

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