Football

Hertfordshire County Rolls

At an inquest held at Bengeo on 26 July 1608 before Charles North, Coroner on the body of John Turner, the jury found that on 21 July 1608 at Waterford Marsh, Bengeo; Turner and Thomas Sticklinge of Ware, a yeoman, were taking part in a game of football. In the course of the game Sticklinge accidentally thrust his knee into Turner’s belly inflicting injuries from which he immediately died.

The jury returned a verdict of misadventure.

This page was added on 26/07/2015.

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