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WILLIAM PERRIN - Pages TB 4-5 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


County of Lyon
July 24 1911
Versus } Lunatic
William Perrin

This day J S Hodges Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To T P Gray Judge of the Lyon Court: I am reliably informed that William Perrin is a person of unsound mind and a Lunatic (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges
Attorney Lyon Court

Ordered by the Court, That E H James Esq an Attorney of this Court be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of theperson under trial.

To inquire, etc., comes a Jury, to-wit: John Terrell, Lurham? Winters, Ted Murray, Dan Price, Ollie Fitts, Wm Winters, J M Dunn, J S Farless, Bob Jones, Mose Davenport, William Luckett and Bart Gray.
Who being duly impaneled and sworn according to law, after hearing the evidence returned the following verdict, viz: We of the jury find from the evidence that William Perrin is a person of unsound mind and a Lunatic
That the unsoundness of mind has existed since 5 years: that he was born in Kentucky (Crittenden Co) (State or Country). and resides in
Lyon County and is 35 years of age; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no no estate of any kind; that his father is dead and mother is living and reside in Lyon Co Ky and has not estate ________ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said William Perrin is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

John Terrell Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 35 Color? White Sex: mail [sic] Married ____
Occupation? farmer Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? Tempered?
Extent of Education? limited Number and date of previous attacks? Many, various ___[unreadable]
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Sister, daughter
Duration of present attack six months How exhibited and has it changed in character? Some what in the form of epilepsy
Supposed cause? Don’t know Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? ___[unreadable] of various nature
Subject to fits: yes, if so, how long and from what cause: 5 years, do not know
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: kind Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? Reported so Violent? Do not know Destructive? no Cleanly? yes Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: Do not know.
What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: He’s been tied to keep him from running off.
Any injury about the head ever received? Do not know. Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions , sores or injuries? Has abscess. What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? none
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said William Perrin is a person of unsound mind and a Lunatic (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that he be committed to the asylum for the insane at Hopkinsville Ky., and that the superintendent of said asylum be immediately notified and directed to send for said lunatic.

T P Gray Judge Lyon Court
Attest: U S King Clerk Lyon Court
Term Call Date July 24 1911
Book No. ____ Page ____

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