suicide


suicide
   There is some confusion about the burial of suicides, reflecting the fact that legally they were criminals if sane, but not if 'the balance of mind was disturbed'. Up to 1823, those found guilty of the crime were given a degrading burial in the roadway, possibly at a *crossroads, and/or staked; after that date, and at all periods for the insane, it was left to the clergy to decide whether churchyard burial could be allowed or not. One solution was to lay the suicide on the north side (MacDonald and Murphy, 1990).

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