1888: Suicide of a Nantmor Farmer

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Found Hanging in an Out-house

William Williams, farmer, Hendrefechan, Nantmor, Beddgelert, committed suicide sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, by hanging himself in one of the out-houses on his farm. He was never known to have any predisposition to destroy himself, and when news of the deed became known, neighbours and others could scarcely believe it. It is generally supposed that a recent domestic affair had preyed very much on his mind.

Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent, 31 August 1888


1882: An attempt to commit suicide

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Mr John Williams, master of the Nant Gwynant School, Beddgelert, made an attempt to commit suicide on Friday afternoon in last week. He was discovered by a little boy in an out-house with his throat severely cut, and both wrists lacerated. A pocket-knife had been used for the purpose. He was conveyed to Beddgelert, and medical assistance was summoned. It is stated that there are good hopes of his recovery. The motive which prompted the rash attempt is not known.

Source: The North Wales Express, published 8 December 1882