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27-11-2019, 20:33   #1
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Indifferent circumstances

In a trial Dublin in the 1830's a witness stated that someone died in indifferent circumstances.

What would they mean by that - literally that the persons death was unremarkable or is it a euphemism for something else?

The trial related to money owed and this persons death was not at issue.
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27-11-2019, 20:36   #2
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I would read it as being of limited financial means but not broke in that context.
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Yes, I thought it might be something like that.

The individual concerned would have been described at one time as chief landholder so I suppose he had a fall from grace of some kind.
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