Hyde, George ; Hellier, Henry 1884 March 1st Yeovil
On Monday afternoon an inquest was held at the Royal Standard inn, Huish, on the body of George Hyde, a pensioner, who died on the previous day. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased lodged in Wellington-street. On Saturday night he returned home about half-past eleven o’clock, and on going upstairs fell backwards. He was put to bed and during the night vomited and threw up some blood. On Sunday he grew worse, and Dr Colmer being called in, found that deceased had fractured his skull. He died shortly after noon.
It was stated in the course of the inquiry that the deceased was the worse for drink when he fell down stairs, and the coroner said a doctor should have been fetched the same night.
A verdict of “Accidental Death through falling downstairs,” was returned.
Another inquest was held afterwards, at the Blue Bell inn, on the body of Henry Hellier, a glover, 58 years of age. Deceased went into the Blue Bell on Saturday, and drank some cider, and shortly afterwards fell down in an unconscious state. Dr Colmer was called in, but Hellier had expired. Heart disease was the cause of death. Verdict accordingly.