The following article appeared in the Illustrated Usk Observer and Raglan Herald on 26 October 1861
A DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT.
On Tuesday the 15th inst., Mr. Herbert Davies, miller, of Llantillio Crossenny, was returning home from Abergavenny market in his cart, drawn by two horses, when near Llanvapley, one of the horses, it is supposed from fright, became restive, which resulted in the cart being wheeled on to a bank by the road-side, and being thereby over turned the unfortunate man being thrown out, and the cart, and a piece of machinery he was conveying home for Mr. Powell, of the Park farm, falling on top of him. A lad named George Watkins, who accompanied him, finding he was unable by his own exertions to extricate the sufferer, ran for assistance, which being obtained, Mr. Davies was taken from his painful position, and conveyed home. Medical aid was procured as speedily as possibly, when it was found the unfortunate man had sustained severe injuries to his spine; concussion of the brain intervened, and terminated his existence on the following Thursday morning. An inquest was held on Saturday, when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was returned, and the mortal remains of deceased were deposited in their final resting place, in Llanvapley churchyard, on the next day, (Sunday), in the presence of some 200 people, who had attended to pay their last respects to the memory of deceased. Mr. Davies leaves a wife and two children to lament their untimely bereavement.