Following on Ann's recent query about William Walby (see Was your ancestor a game keeper?) there have been three relevant updates:
- Ann has provided the press cutting of William Walby's inquest - when it was determined that he accidentally shot himself. The account is a very good example of how Victorian inquests were conducted. I have added brief noted on all the people involved.
- The inquest shows that William Walby's employer was Charles Butler, of Warren Wood. I have added a copy of a photograph and biography of Charles Butler from the book Hertfordshire Leaders together with a picture and further information on Warren Wood house.
- I have added to the original posting a map of Hoppett's Wood showing where William Walby's cottage was.
In addition Ann has reported that William's father-in-law, William Webb, was also a gamekeeper and was the principle witness in a 1853 murder, an account of which appears in the Brookmans Park Newsletter.