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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1794, Sunday, August 15, 1830.

[Inquest on T. Oliver]

On Friday an inquest was held in the Council Chamber, Lincoln's Inn, on the body of T. Oliver, aged 48, late clerk to Mr. Rose, the King's Counsel, who destroyed himself. The deceased had a wife and seven children, and it appeared that his emoluments amounted only to 100l. per annum. He had lately been greatly depressed in spirits, and it was supposed to have been caused by a deficiency that was discovered in his accounts. On Thursday he was found in Mr. Rose's chambers with his throat cut in a very shocking manner. A verdict of Insanity was returned. In the pockets of the deceased, 28 sovereigns and a 5l. note belonging to Mr. Rose were found, which Mr. Rose desired to be conveyed to his family.