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Frances Elizabeth Palmer  ( 1855 - 1871 )

parents James & Hannah CASTLE
born in Elham 1855
christened in Elham 22 Apr 1855
died in Elham 1871
buried
grave
effects
occupation Nursemaid
Biography
 1871 On Tuesday last an inquest was held at Elham, before Mr. Coroner Delasaux, on the body of Frances Palmer, aged 17, who died from the effects of an accident on the preview Sunday. Mr. Hubert Beadles, surgeon, said the deceased had been in his service as nursemaid, On Friday, the 13th instant, she was rather poorly. and gradually became worse till the 16 th, when inflammation of the brain and lungs set in, and she died on Sunday, the 22nd.—Emma Lewis, a fellow-servant of deceased, said that on Wednesday, the 11th instant, the deceased was sitting on a chair, when Stephen Ottaway, a lad of about 14 years of age, pulled the chair from under her, and she fell, striking her head against the chair. It was done for a " lark " and not with a view to causing her any injury.—The jury returned a verdict of " Accidental Death." Whitstable Times Saturday 04 November 1871
Biography

1871
On Tuesday last an inquest was held at Elham, before Mr. Coroner Delasaux, on the body of Frances Palmer, aged 17, who died from the effects of an accident on the preview Sunday. Mr. Hubert Beadles, surgeon, said the deceased had been in his service as nursemaid, On Friday, the 13th instant, she was rather poorly. and gradually became worse till the 16 th, when inflammation of the brain and lungs set in, and she died on Sunday, the 22nd.—Emma Lewis, a fellow-servant of deceased, said that on Wednesday, the 11th instant, the deceased was sitting on a chair, when Stephen Ottaway, a lad of about 14 years of age, pulled the chair from under her, and she fell, striking her head against the chair. It was done for a " lark " and not with a view to causing her any injury.—The jury returned a verdict of " Accidental Death."

Whitstable Times Saturday 04 November 1871
Demography
(Elham Parish only)
YearNamePropertyAddressRelationConOccupationAgeBorn  
1871Frances PalmerThe Old HouseHigh StreetServant  17Kent
1861Fanny PalmerAnn's CottageBack StreetDaughter Scholar6Elham
Relationships
(Calculated from the demography records)
Name Relation GBornPlaceDiedPlaceOccupation
James PalmerFatherM1810Lyminge1892ElhamAgricultural Labourer
Hannah CastleMotherF1819Elham1872Elham 
John PalmerBrotherM1842Elham  D Gardener
Mary Ann PalmerSisterF1844Elham1920Elham DistrictLaundress
Thomas PalmerBrotherM1849Elham  Carpenter
Charlotte Elizabeth PalmerSisterF1851Elham1924Elham