Large, Agnes

Large, Agnes        1883 February 3rd         Bradford on Avon

Mr T Sylvester, one of the Wiltshire coroners, held an inquiry at Winsley near Bradford, on Tuesday, into the circumstances attending the death of Mrs Agnes Large, the widow of a well-to-do farmer who died two months ago. From the evidence it appears that for some years deceased had been addicted to intemperance. About a week ago she was obliged to take to her bed through illness. On Sunday evening she partook of some beef tea, and did not seem worse than during the previous days. To the knowledge of one of the witnesses, a charwoman, who slept with her during the night, she drank nearly a pint of brandy that day. During the night she complained of feeling chilly, and at about three o’clock on Monday morning she was dead. Dr Adye gave the cause of death as syncope accelerated by alcoholic poisoning. And the jury returned a verdict accordingly.


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