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Death after drinking at the Royal Oak

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Description: Report of Gracy Mannion who died of exposure after drinking at the Royal Oak, 1906.

Inquest.—An inquest was held at Taliesin touching the death ol' Mrs Gracy Mannion, aged 80 years, of the Old Mine Office, Neuadd-yr-ynys, Llancynfelin. The deceased was found dead by Thomas Jenkin Thomas in the water in a ditch which runs alongside of the road between Neuaddyrynys about half-past nine on Sunday morning. She was last seen alive about nine o*clock on Saturday by Richard Davîes, Pencae, and Richard Jones, platelayer, who saw her lying on the road at Taliesin apparently very drunk. The deceased had been at the Royal Oak Inn from six till eight o'clock, and was supplied with a glass of whisky, and also 4d worth in a bottle. An empty bottle was discovered near where the body was found. Thomas Mannion identified the body as that of his mother. Thomas Jenkin Thomas, Mary Jane Edwards, Temperance House, and Richard Davies, Pen-cae, also gave evidence. The verdict was that she fell accidentally into the dltch while under the influence of drink, and that she died from exposure to the cold.

Notes:I mentioned this article to one of my neighbours who said "Oh yes, that was Gracey Tinns" (family were tinsmiths?). It's interesting that she was still remembered, as my neighbour was born decades after Gracy's death. (Nigel Callaghan)
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Royal Oak Inn , Taliesin