Emu Bay Kangaroo Island SA name index

Alphabetical index of given names, surnames and placenames
ABODE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ABOUT EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ABOUT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ACCELERATE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ACCIDENT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ACTING-CORONER EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADAMS EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADDED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADELAIDE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADELAIDE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADELAIDE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ADHERENT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADJOURNED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADVANCED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ADVANCED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ALBERT IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ALEXANDER IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ALFRED IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
AMELIA EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
AMERICAN IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ANCESTRY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ANKLE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ANN EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ANN EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ANN EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ANN IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ANTECHAMBER IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ANY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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APPROPRIATE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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APPROX EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
APPROX EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
APPROX EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
APPROX EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
APPROX EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
APPROX EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ARDWICK EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ARE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ASKED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ATTACHED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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AUGUSTUS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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AUTHORITIES EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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AXE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BAD EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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BAD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BADLY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BAPTISED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BAPTISM EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BAPTISMS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BARRETT EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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BATES EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BATES EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BATES EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BATES EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BATES EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BAY IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BEACH EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BECAUSE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BEEN EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BEEN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BEFORE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BEING EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BEING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BELIEVED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BELIEVED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BELL EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BELL IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BETTER EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BIRTH EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BIRTH EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BIRTH EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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BIRTH EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BIRTH EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BIRTH EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BLACK IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BLADDER EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BLAME EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BLOODSTAINED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BLOW EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BOARD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BODY EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BODY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BOOK EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BOOK EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BOOK EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BOOK EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BOOK EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BOOK EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BOY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BRAGGS IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BRISTOW IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BRUISED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BRUTALLY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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BUCK EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BUICK IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
BURIAL EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
BUT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CAME EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
CAME EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CARE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CAST EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CAUSE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CAUSED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CERTAIN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CHAINS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
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Middle River
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HURST
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BELL
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Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
CHILD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CHRISTMAS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CHRONICLE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
CIRCUMSTANCES EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CLARK IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
CLEAR EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CLOSE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
COGAN EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
COME EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CONTENDED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CORONERS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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COULD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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COURIER EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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COVE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
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BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
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CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
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WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
CRIMINATE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CRYING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CURATE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CUTTING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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CYGNET EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
CYGNET IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
DATABASE EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATABASE EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATABASE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATABASE EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATABASE EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DATE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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DAVIES EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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DAW EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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DAY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEAD EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DEATH EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DECOMPOSED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DECOMPOSITION EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DECOMPOSITION EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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DELAYING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DEPOSED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DESCRIBED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DESTITUTE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DID EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DISCOVERED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISPATCH EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DISTRICT EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISTRICT EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISTRICT EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISTRICT EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISTRICT EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DISTRICT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DOCTOR EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DROWNING EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
DUCK IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
DULY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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DUTIES EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EAST IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ELIZABETH EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ELIZABETH EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ELIZABETH IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ELLISON EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EMMA EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EMU EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EMU EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EMU EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EMU EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EMU EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
END EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ENGINEER EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ENGLAND EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ENOUGH EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ENQUIRY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ENTRY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EPHRAIM EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EPHRIAM EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ESQ EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
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ETHEL IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
EVENING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EVIDENCE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EXAMINED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
EXAMINED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EXCITABLE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EXHAUSTION EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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EXTERNAL EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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FED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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FEMALE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
FILM EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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FISHING EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FLORANCE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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FLORENCE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
FOLLOWING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FOUND EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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FOUR EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FRANCIS IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
FRANK IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
FREDERICK EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FROM EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
FROM EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GENDER EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEO EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEORGE EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEORGE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEORGE EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEORGE EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GEORGE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
GET EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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GIVE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GIVEN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GONE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
GRAVES IMG_0756
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery?
graves of infants and lad named RATCLIFFE
GRAVES IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
GRUBBING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
HAD EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
HAD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
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Antechamber Bay
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THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
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Stokes Bay
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PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
HARSH-SPOKEN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HAVING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HEARD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HEARLE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HELD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HELEN IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
HENRY IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
HILDA EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
HIM EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HIMSELF EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HOME EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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HUNTER IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
HURST IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
HURT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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IDENTIFIED EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ILL-TREATMENT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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INDEX EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INDEX EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INDEX EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INDEX EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INDEX EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INDICATIONS EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
INFANTS IMG_0756
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery?
graves of infants and lad named RATCLIFFE
INJURY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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INQUEST EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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INQUESTS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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INSUFFICIENTLY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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INTO EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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ISLAND EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
ISLAND IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
ISOLATED IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
JAMES EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAMES EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAMES EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAMES EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAMES IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
JAN EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JAN IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
JANE EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
JOHMSTON IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
JOHN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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JOURNAL EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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JUN IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
JURY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KANGAROO EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
KANGAROO EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
KANGAROO EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
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KANGAROO EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
KANGAROO EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
KANGAROO EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KANGAROO IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
KENT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KICKED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KICKING EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KIDNEYS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KINGSCOTE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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KINGSCOTE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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KNOW EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LAD EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LAD IMG_0756
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery?
graves of infants and lad named RATCLIFFE
LAGOON IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
LANCASHIRE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LANCS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LANOPC EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LAST EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LAST EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LAST EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LAST EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LAST EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LAST EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LDS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LEFT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LET EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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LINE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
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American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
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WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
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BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
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WILKINSON, William
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HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
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PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
LOCAL EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LOOSE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
LOUISA IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
MAKE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MALE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
MAN EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MAN EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MANCHESTER EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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MARITAL EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARITAL EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARITAL EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARITAL EB_7_Frederick_BATES
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1913, July 04.                            Gender: M.  Father: James George BATES.  Mother: Elizabeth Jane BUCK 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, K.I. 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 915/387 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Frederick.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 04 Jul 1913.                                 Gender: M.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1913.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: James George BATES (F). Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island. Death Place: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 376/282 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARITAL EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARITAL EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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MARTHA EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARTHA EB_5_Emma_Amelia_BATES
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1885, October 14.               Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 361/222 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Emma Amelia.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 15 Jan 1886.                      Gender: F.  Age: 3m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1885.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1: Geo James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 152/259 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARTHA EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MARTHA EB_8_unnamed_BATES
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Birth Date: 1884, November 20.                   Gender: F.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha Ann MURRAY 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 339/16 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Un-named.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 25 Nov 1884.                              Gender: F.  Age: 5d.  Approx. Birth Year: 1884.  Marital Status: C.  
Relative 1: George James BATES (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay.  Death Place: Emu Bay 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 142/372 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MATTER EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MATTHEW EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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MAY EB_4_Hilda_May_ADAMS
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Birth Date: 1893, May 17.                         Gender: F.  Father: William ADAMS.  Mother: Martha Ann BATES 
Birth Place/Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 522/289 
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Hilda May.  Last Name: ADAMS.  Death Date: 22 Aug 1893.                              Gender: F.  Age: 4m.  Approx. Birth Year: 1893.  Marital Status: C. 
Relative 1: W ADAMS (F).  Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay,  Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol:      Book/Page: 226/269 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MAY EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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MAY IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
MENTIONED EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
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MESSRS EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MIDDLE IMG_0761
American River
BUICK Alexander Hunter, d: 29 May 1860
BUICK Alfred, d: 7 Aug 1867
BUICK Elizabeth Hunter d: 13 Nov 1861
BUICK  Florence, d: 7 Oct 1866
Antechamber Bay
CLARK, Thomas, d: 19 May 1892
THOMAS, Nathaniel Walles, d: 16 Nov 1879
THOMAS, Sophia (little sal), d: 5 Nov 1880
Cygnet River
TIGGEMANN
Duck Lagoon
WEATHERSPOON (twins)
Emu Bay Historic Cemetery.
WHITTLE, Albert Thomas, d: 25 Jan 1927
WHITTLE, Harold James, d: 24 Jul 1908
WHITTLE, Sydney Albert d: 18 Feb 1907
WHITTLE, Ursula May d: 26 May 1907
Middle River
SNELLING, Elizabeth d: 12 Apr 1866
SNELLING, (female baby) 1866
SNELLING, Helen 4 Jul 1866
SNELLING, Henry 30Jun 1866
Penneshaw East
BRISTOW George William
Penneshaw
BLACK, Paul
BRAGGS (female)
BUICK  (male)
CHENOWETH. Adelaide Ann, d: 18 May 1880
CHENOWETH. Louisa Ethel, d: 30 Mar 1880
JOHMSTON, Francis (frank) James, 27 Feb 1864
SIMPSON (female)
WILKINSON, (male)
WILKINSON, William
Snug Cove
HURST
Stokes Bay
BELL
West Bay
PRINGLE, Robert, d: 16 Jun 1885
Isolated Graves on Kangaroo Island
MIGHT EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MILE EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MIND EB_6_Ephram_Steen_BATES
Given Name(s): Ephraim Steen.  Last Name: BATES. Birth Date: 1872, March 24.                Gender: M.  Father: George James BATES.  Mother: Martha MURRY 
Birth Place/Residence: Cygnet River,  Kangaroo Island 
District: Port Adelaide.  Symbol:    Book/Page: 107/139
{Found in 'Birth Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
Given Name(s): Ephraim Stean.  Last Name: BATES.  Death Date: 22 Feb 1915.                   Gender: M.  Age: 44y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1871.  Marital Status: S 
Relative 1:      Relative 2: 
Residence: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island 
District: Yankalilla.  Symbol: IS.  Book/Page: 391/556 
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}
[Plaque installed at Emu Bay Cemetery, June 2016]
Body Found at Emu Bay.  On Saturday morning last it was reported at Kingscote that the body of a man bad been washed up on the beach at Emu Bay, about a mile to the north of Mr J. Hall's residence.
     Acting-coroner R. L. Barrett, Esq., J.P. and M.C. Cogan, proceeded to Emu Bay and examined the body. Indications pointed to suicide, four strands of fishing line being found tightly tied round the neck, and the loose end had a loop as if a stone had been attached.        Messrs H. F. Bates (a brother) and H. E. Whittle identified the body as that of Ephriam Stean Bates, of Emu Bay. Owing to the advanced stage of decomposition the remains were buried close to where found. The verdict returned was that deceased came to his death by suicide from drowning while of an unsound mind. 
                                                                                    [The Kangaroo Island Courier, 20th March 1915]
WASHED UP BY THE SEA.
Kingscote. March 15.     On Saturday Mr. F. Bates discovered the dead body of a man which had been washed up on the Emu Bay beach. It was in a very bad state of decomposition. The matter was reported to Mr. R. L. Barrett, who ordered the burial of the body. It is believed to be the body of Mr. E. Bates, who had been wandering about the district for some time. 
                                                                                                      [Chronicle, 20th March 1915]
Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MINDS EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to come from Adelaide to make a post-mortem, the body being badly bruised. Dr. Ellison said he had duly examined the body, and found it in an advanced state of decomposition. The tissues round the kidneys were bloodstained and adherent. There were also signs of local peritonitis. The injury was such as might have been caused by a recent blow. He was of opinion, under certain circumstances, that what  he described\227that was the injury to the tissues round the kidneys\227would be sufficient to cause death in the way of shock or exhaustion. Under appropriate treatment the boy might have recovered.  The injury would probably be caused by violence. He had no evidence to show any external wound, the body being too decomposed. He could not give an opinion as to the bladder, not having seen it. By Nash
The boy must have been in much pain before his death. He believed the injury would be more recent than six weeks prior to the boy\222s death. The injury to the kidneys would accelerate death. Deceased might have gone about his duties, but he was suffering from pain. Sickness would be a symptom of his injury. It would also cause pain in the stomach and head. Kent Nash said\227The boy received a blow by accident. While cutting suckers my axe slipped and struck the boy on his left hip. I said, " Oh, it hurt yuo, my boy." He said, "No, Mr. Nash." I should have mentioned it before if I had thought of it. John Florance deposed\227Nash came to Mr. Bell's for Mrs. Florance, and told her the boy was bad. He is an excitable man. He is harsh-spoken. Never heard that the boy's ankle was put out through Nash kicking him. The boy came to me when ploughing crying and said, "Nash kicked me because I did not pick up enough scrub." He asked leave to spend Christmas with me, and I said, "Yes: will Mr. Nash let you?'' He said he did not know, and added, "Nash ran a pitchfork into me the other day." The boy was crying. I was raising a stump, and could not get it up. I said, "You better go home. I must do 5 chains grubbing or get no supper." The Jury returned the following verdict:\227"That William Percy Radford come to his death by violence. There is not sufficient evidence to criminate any person, but there is evidence that Kent Nash brutally treated deceased. The boy was insufficiently fed, and therefore suspicion is left in our minds that he caused his death. We are of opinion that the authorities are to blame in delaying to dispatch a doctor till Saturday." Upon hearing the verdict Nash contended that there was not one tittle of evidence to support it, and that it was arrived at through prejudice. He is now taking steps to clear himself of the slur cast upon him by the verdict.                                                                                                                       
[Upon enquiry at the Destitute Board Offices in Adelaide we learn that this boy Radford had been in no way under the care of the poor-law authorities.]                                                                             
                                                            {Evening Journal, Adelaide, Tuesday 8th February 1887} \247
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Copyright: Mr Kym Scholz, Kangaroo Island Branch, National Trust of South Australia
MORE EB_9_William_Percy_RADFORD
Baptism: 26 May 1872 St Matthew, Ardwick, Lancs.
William Percy Radford - [Child] of Augustus Radford & Elizabeth
Abode: 22 Moreton St.   Occupation: Engineer
Baptised by: G. W. Hearle Curate.  Register: Baptisms 1865 - 1876, Page 120, Entry 955
Source: LDS Film 2148084 {http://www.lanopc.org.uk/Manchester/Ardwick/stmatthew/baptisms_1869-1872.html}
Baptism:- 26 May 1872 Ardwick, St Matthew, Lancashire, England.
Father:-  Augustus Radford.  Mother:- Elizabeth Davies.
{Ancestry}
Given Name(s): William Percy.  Last Name: RADFORD 
Death Date: 30 Jan 1887.  Gender: M 
Age: 15y.  Approx. Birth Year: 1872.  Marital Status: C 
Relative 1:    Relative 2: 
Residence: Wisanger Kangaroo Island.  Death Place: Wisanger Kangaroo Island 
District: Adelaide.  Symbol: S.  Book/Page: 162/38
{Found in 'Death Index' Database:- S.A.G.H.S.}                                                                              [Buried at Emu Bay Cemetery. Plaque installed at Cemetery, June 2016]
 
CORONERS INQUESTS. ILL-TREATMENT OF A BOY.   [By Telegraph.] Kingscote, February 7.   The adjourned inquest was held by Mr. J. W. Daw, J.P., at Kingscote to-day, on the body of Percy Radford, a lad aged 15 years, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 30. The enquiry was opened on February 1, and postponed for a doctor to