The Spectator (24/Apr/1852) - The Provinces

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Mr. Joseph Charlesworth, the senior Magistrate of the Holmfirth bench, died on Saturday night. Eldon House, where he resided, was surrounded by the flood from the Bilberry reservoir but was not swept away ; a few days after the bursting of that reservoir, Mr. Charlesworth was alarmed by the fall of some houses near him ; the insecure state of Holmstyes reservoir kept up the agitation of his mind ; and at last his previously declining health gave way.