Body Washed Up at Ingoldmells

An inquest was held at Ingoldmells on Tuesday the 12th inst., by Wm. King, Esq. coroner, on the body of an unknown man found dead upon the beach in that parish.

Verdict, found drowned.

There were found on the person of the deceased, a leather purse, 4d. in copper, and a silver seal— initials R.L., with a small bill, dated 14th of May, 1822, for paint, bought of, and settled by, B. Crabb.

The name of the unfortunate man is supposed to be Ling; the articles taken from his person are in the hands of the constable (Solomon Simpson).

Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 22 November 1822

The deceased was buried in Ingoldmells churchyard, and entered in the burial records for that parish as Robert Ling.

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