Fatal Accident - a Memory of Austwick.

My great grandfather and great grandmother came from the area. He was William Kidd and her name was Elizabeth. He was a butcher in about 1876. They had about 5 children I think. Elizabeth was widowed fairly young when William had a fatal accident going home in his horse and cart near Settle. Apparently he was drunk, and they had an inquest on him. I would like to know more if anyone can shed any more light on this please? Thank you

A memory shared by Patricia O'neill on Dec 24th, 2013. Send Patricia O'neill a message.

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Wed Aug 16th 2017, at 1:05 pm
Dan Hartley commented:
Hi Patricia, Interesting that you should mention this. There's a local legend of a man called Robin Proctor who died whilst riding his horse and cart. You can find some of the story on the link below if you scroll down...

http://www.stagwalks.com/208/208-00-norber.htm
Wed Aug 16th 2017, at 1:36 pm
Hi Dan, how interesting :) Thank you for the link. I have newspaper reports of his accident from the Craven Hearald, and the Lancaster Post. The Coroner recorded death by falling from his conveyance whilst intoxicated!

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