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HEIR TO £200,000, BUN OVEB. A sad end to the life of a man -who had everything to live for was described at an Inquest at Westminster, London, on Saturday, February 27, regarding the death of Mr John Henry Breslin, a well-known gentleman rider of Irish horses, vrlio was knocked down and killed In Piccadilly Circus. Mr Andrew Crulkshank, a mining engineer, of Burstock-road, Putney, formally identified the deceased, who, he said, was twenty-nine years of age. Hβ resided at Burstock-road with his wife and Infant eon, who was only six days old. On February 24th, witness left Mr Breslin at five o'clock «t the top of Piccadilly. Mr Bresiln was sober as far "as witness could ccc, and was making Ms way to his solicitor's, at 8, Regent-street. Mr Arthur Ford, a master cooper, said he saw deceased step off the curb In front of the horses of a Great Western Hallway wagon. He appeared to stagger, and clung to the pole to protect himself, and although the driver pulled up as soon as he possibly could, the deceased wiis run over. The near side horse pranced about, and the deceased fell under it. The. driver, In his endeavour to avoid the accident, jammed on his brakes, with the result that the rear whee! stopped on deceased's chest, and the surgeon said all deceased's lower ribs and both his collar bones were broken. A. verdict of accidental death was returned, the driver being exonerated from nil blame. The father of the young man was the late Mr" J. Breslin, J.P., of Dublin and Bray, one of the largest contractors iv Ireland, and owner of Ballymurtagh Copper Mines in Co. 'Wicklow, and the site upon which Kynocus' factory stands at Arklow The marriage of Mr Breslin, wliieb took place about twelve months ago, was con-ti-actea under somewhat romantic circumstances, and It resulted lv a quarrel with his family. That was the reason the young couple came to London, where they had resided for several months. Mr Breslin •had given up riding since his marriage. Mr Breslin was heir to some £200,000 under the will of hie father.

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GENTLEMAN RISER KILLED., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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GENTLEMAN RISER KILLED. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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