Lush, John

Lush, John         1868 July 25th         Broad Chalke

An inquest was held by Mr R M Wilson, at Broad Chalke, on the 23rd instant, on the body of John Lush, aged 50 years. On Tuesday night the deceased complained of pains in his head, and again the next morning. He however went to his work about half past five, and his wife saw him in the field about 10 o’clock, when he complained of the excessive heat. He was missed from his work before dinner time and was not seen again until about five o’clock, when he was found lying dead with his scythe in his hand, in the oat field where he had been mowing. He appeared to have fallen down and died instantly, as there were no marks of struggling. Mr Flower, who had attended him previously, for heart disease, attributed death to the rupture of some vessel leading from the heart to the lungs. Verdict – “visitation of God.”


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