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William George Holliday

In Loving Memory of William George Holliday Who in the morning of his life Was accidentally shot and died the following day August 26th 1885 Aged 13 years and 11 months Beloved and regretted by all who knew him "For his soul pleased the Lord, therefore hasted he to take him away" Buried 29th August 1885. Abode: Bridge Street, Folkestone. *************************************************************** The Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday, October 31, 1885 Alleged Manslaughter at Folkestone Charles Copping, on bail, was indicted for the manslaughter of William George Holliday, at Folkestone,on 25th August. Mr. Denman prosecuted, and Mr. Stephen defended the accused. David Foord deposed that he was the manager of Lacey's shooting saloon in Tontine Street, Folkestone. On the 24th August the prisoner came to the saloon, at about one o'clock, and had some shots. The third time witness cocked the rifle for him ready to fire, and just as he was about to fire a man passed and as prisoner turned round he brought the gun down to the "charge" with the muzzle pointing down Tontine Street. By Mr. Stephen - He never heard the report of the gun; it generally made a very slight report. James Standen, a pork butcher, carrying on business in Tontine Street, deposed that he knew the deceased. On the 24th August his attention was attracted to the shooting gallery, and he then saw the prisoner go in. Thomas Bottle, a carter, living at Folkestone, said he was going up Tontine Street on the day in question, and when he got opposite Messers. Bridge's offices he met the deceased, who immediately proclaimed "I am shot" Witness took him into a yard close by, and witness then saw a wound in the left side of the stomach. Thomas William Spicer, a labourer, said he saw the boy Holliday fall down, and on picking him up, he found he was shot. Supt. Taylor of the Folkestone police, deposed to apprehending the prisoner . After further evidence, the jury Acquitted the prisoner.

 

 
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William George Holliday

In Loving Memory of William George Holliday Who in the morning of his life Was accidentally shot and died the following day August 26th 1885 Aged 13 years and 11 months Beloved and regretted by all who knew him "For his soul pleased the Lord, therefore hasted he to take him away" Buried 29th August 1885. Abode: Bridge Street, Folkestone. ******************************************* ******************** The Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday, October 31, 1885 Alleged Manslaughter at Folkestone Charles Copping, on bail, was indicted for the manslaughter of William George Holliday, at Folkestone,on 25th August. Mr. Denman prosecuted, and Mr. Stephen defended the accused. David Foord deposed that he was the manager of Lacey's shooting saloon in Tontine Street, Folkestone. On the 24th August the prisoner came to the saloon, at about one o'clock, and had some shots. The third time witness cocked the rifle for him ready to fire, and just as he was about to fire a man passed and as prisoner turned round he brought the gun down to the "charge" with the muzzle pointing down Tontine Street. By Mr. Stephen - He never heard the report of the gun; it generally made a very slight report. James Standen, a pork butcher, carrying on business in Tontine Street, deposed that he knew the deceased. On the 24th August his attention was attracted to the shooting gallery, and he then saw the prisoner go in. Thomas Bottle, a carter, living at Folkestone, said he was going up Tontine Street on the day in question, and when he got opposite Messers. Bridge's offices he met the deceased, who immediately proclaimed "I am shot" Witness took him into a yard close by, and witness then saw a wound in the left side of the stomach. Thomas William Spicer, a labourer, said he saw the boy Holliday fall down, and on picking him up, he found he was shot. Supt. Taylor of the Folkestone police, deposed to apprehending the prisoner . After further evidence, the jury Acquitted the prisoner.

 

 
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