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What happened to Samuel Schofield, joiner of Rochdale

Imagine my shock on receiving my great great great great grandfather’s death certificate to find that he had hung himself.  According to the certificate he had ‘hung himself with a hempen cord in his own dwelling house being lunatic’. He was a joiner and there had been no sign in the census of anything untoward.

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