Rice, John 1883 October 27th East Tytherley
An inquest was held here on Friday, by Mr Bernard Harfield, the deputy county coroner, on the body of John Rice, a labourer, aged 77.
Mary Rice, his daughter, said he went to bed on Tuesday in good health, and came down the following morning, about a quarter to seven, when he sat in a chair to put on his boots. He leant down and laced up one of them, and then sat up in the chair, made a noise in his throat, and died in few minutes, never speaking again. He had sometimes complained of shortness of breath, and a twelvemonth since was attended for giddiness in the head by Dr Clapperton, who cured him of it.
The jury returned a verdict that deceased “died suddenly and that the probable cause of death was from some kind of heart disease.”