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Thomas Mordew [sic] of William & Ann of Harton Coll. & grandson of Jane Marshall of Westoe who lost his life at the Barn's School 11.11.1881 aged 8y 9mths.also his sister Rachal (sic) d in inf. (Inscription extracted from the Harton St Peter's MI's.

Shields Gazette Wednesday 23rd November 1881

Shields Gazette Friday 25/11/1881

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INQUEST AT SOUTH SHIELDS.– Mr. Coroner Graham held an inquest yesterday afternoon at the house of Mr. R. H. Thompson, Chichester Arms, South Shields, on the body of Thomas Mordue, eight years of age, whose death resulted from a fall at the Barnes School.  The jury after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of “Accidental Death''.

A brief history of Barnes School from Hodgson's History of South Shields

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