Boy denied Poorhouse relief dies from want of food

22nd December 1846
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CROSSMOLINA

On Tuesday last, Mr Atkinson, Coroner, held an inquest at Crossmolina, on the body of Bernard Regan, son of a butcher, who was in the employment of Messrs. Russell of Limerick. Being out of employment, and having been refused admittance there, he made his way to Galway – together with his seven children – where they were also denied poorhouse relief. They then begged their way to Crossmolina, where the boy died. After the examination of Dr McNair, and the father and mother of deceased the jury returned a verdict that death was caused by want of food.

[Mayo Constitution 22 Dec 1846] 

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