Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England



The death of 16 year-old John Ormond of Wrea Green at Kirkham Windmill in 1847.


An inquest was held yesterday, at Kirkham, before R. Palmer, Esq., coroner, on the body of John Ormond.—Robert Ormond, of Ribby-with-Wray, said the deceased was his nephew, and was about 16 years old. He worked at a mill in Kirkham, and on Wednesday morning last, about ten o'clock, as he was going out of the mill, one of the sails of the mill hit him on the head and knocked him down.

Witness went up to him and lifted him up, when he found that he had received a severe wound on the right side of the head, from which the blood was flowing. The mill was stopped, and the deceased carried into it. He did not speak, but was quite insensible.

Mr. Gradwell, a surgeon, attended him, and bled him; but he died at about nine o'clock on Wednesday evening, from the injuries which he had received. A verdict was returned of " Accidental death."