Hibberd, Sarah 1879 March 22nd Barford St Martin
On Wednesday, Mr R A Wilson (coroner), held an inquest at this place on the body of Sarah Hibberd (wife of George Hibberd) who died on the previous afternoon.
From the evidence of Fanny Bungay, wife of Charles Bungay, of Hurdcott Lodge, it appears that at about two o’clock on Tuesday deceased was sitting in her cottage, sewing, when she suddenly rose from her seat and then fell to the ground. She neither spoke nor moved again. This evidence was corroborated by Ann Smith.
Mr C R Stratton, surgeon, of Wilton, said he had made an external examination of the body of the deceased, and he attributed death to apoplexy. Deceased’s husband had told him that his wife had suffered from numbness in her arms and pains in her side.
A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was recorded.