Drowned in beer

An extraordinary act of suicide is reported as having occurred at the Rutland Arms, Newmarket, on Monday.

The keeper of the tap having been missing, was at length found drowned in a butt of beer containing 500 gallons. He appears to have taken off the lid and precipitated himself into a butt, the contents of which having overflowed, led to the discovery. It is said he was behind in his payments through some losses in gambling.

The Freeman’s Journal, Dublin, June 20, 1837.

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