Harris, Elizabeth

Harris, Elizabeth      1885 March 28th       Corton

On Friday last Mr Coroner Sylvester and a jury, of whom Mr John Dale was chosen foreman, held an inquest at the “New” inn at this village, on the body of Elizabeth Harris, aged 42, wife of George Harris, a shepherd in the employ of Mr John Coombe, who had died very suddenly on the previous Tuesday.

From the evidence of the husband of the deceased, it appeared that his wife was seized with a fit of apoplexy about a twelve-month since, and as a result of this she entirely lost the use of one side. She had been in a very helpless condition ever since. On the day in question he returned home from his work about six o’clock, when deceased was taken very ill, and expired in about two hours and before medical aid could be obtained.

Mr Flower, surgeon, of Codford, said he was of opinion that deceased died from debility occasioned by her complaint; and a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.

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