June 21, 2012

Young Man Shot

Yesterday morning, an inquest was held at the Court-House, Leeds, on the body of Joseph Jepson, a young man about 22 years of age, who resided at Chickenley Heath, and who died at the Leeds Infirmary, on Wednesday, almost immediately on his arrival, having been accidentally shot by a person who was shooting at a hen.  The inquest was adjourned to Monday at ten, for the production of the necessary witnesses.  (Leeds Intelligencer, December 29th, 1838)


  1. Ancestor of Dick Cheney, perhaps?

  2. Such a pointless death! I propose that we start teaching young men how to choke the chicken.