Patient Case Study: Squibb, Solomon

In-patient, 1856 (died)


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 3731 Date admitted 1 Nov 1856
Name Squibb, Solomon Renewed
Age 17 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Carter Disease
Parish Hartsfoot Lane [Hilton] Discharged 2 Nov 1856
Recommended by Admitted as accident case Outcome Died
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. “FATAL ACCIDENT.–On Saturday last a lad named Solomon Squibb, residing at Hartsfoot Lane, was proceeding homewards with a waggon from this town, when, by some means he slipped from the shaft on which he was riding, under the wheels, which passed over his body.  He was immediately conveyed to the Dorset County Hospital, when it was found that several of his ribs were broken besides having sustained other severe injuries. The poor lad died in great agony on Sunday afternoon.” [Salisbury & Winchester Journal, 08/11/1856, p. 3]
  1. Solomon Squibb, aged 14, of Aller, buried on 5 Nov 1856 at Hilton. “Accidentally run over by a waggon”. [Dorset History Centre, Hilton burial register, PE/HIL: RE 4/1, p. 53, entry 419]