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A Medieval Drowning

Volume 41 produced by Bedfordshire Historical Records Society in 1961 is devoted to 13th and 14th century coroner's rolls for Bedfordshire from the National Archives, edited and translated by R. F. Hunnisett. Entry 181 concerns an accidental death in Shillington in 1275

"On 7th August Amice of Apsley End of the parish of Shillington went to fetch water in Shillington with a pot, by misadventure fell into the water and drowned. Her sister Alice first found her dead and found pledges, Nicholas le Hunte and John the Reeve of Cainhoe".