28 October 2018

Death of David Barron

In a late paper, we copied a paragraph respecting the deceased David Barron, late officer of Excise in Aberlour, whose body was found in the Spey, about two miles above Fochabers. - It was therein stated, that strong suspicions existed "of his death not happening altogether accidentally".  For the satisfaction of the public, we have to mention, that very soon after Mr Barron's body was discovered, the Sheriff-substitute of the county of Elgin, accompanied by the Collector of Excise for the district, and the Procurator Fiscal, proceeded to the immediate neighbourhood of the place where the deceased lost his life, and made a most minute investigation into the causes of his death, from which it satisfactorily appeared that his death was entirely occasioned by accident.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 28th October 1818.

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