“A Shocking and Fatal Accident”

Brimington Hall l. and carved overmantel dated 1645, depicting one of Francis Quarles’s Emblems (1635) r. (images courtesy D Coke-Steel)
Brimington baptism records from 1844, Mary Unwin’s in the penultimate line, showing that she was baptised by her grandfather, the Reverend Edward Unwin of St Werburgh’s, Derby, and not by the Reverend Marsh. Her father’s “Quality, Trade or Profession”, shown as”Esquire” i.e. a gentleman, also contrasts with those of the tradesmen, miners and labourers elsewhere on the page
Memorial to James Wheeler Unwin 1813–1846 in St Peter’s Church, Ellastone, Staffordshire
Part of the account of debts and expenses of James’s estate prepared by Emily in the 1848 legal proceedings in which Mary was made a ward in Chancery (UK National Archives C14/921/U2)
Part of the account of debts and expenses of James’s estate prepared by Emily in the 1848 legal proceedings in which Mary was made a ward in Chancery (UK National Archives C14/921/U2)

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Barbara Rich

Barbara Rich

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English barrister & mediator — specialising in disputed succession & decision-making for people who lack mental capacity