Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History

Transcript from the Shoreditch Observer 20th November 1858, reporting the inquest into the death of James Cochrane.

Coroner’s Inquests

Another inquest was held on the same day [18th November 1858], at the “Green Man”, Hoxton, on the body of of James Cocherin [sic], aged 15, the son of a poor man in Ivy Lane. The deceased was sent for some beer on Sunday evening, and while returning, was, according to the statement of the deceased to his father, knocked down by two boys, falling on the back of his head. He was picked up by a neighbour, walked home and retired to bed, and about four o’clock, was found to be dead, and, indeed, had been for some time. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence.