Kitson, Edward

Kitson, Edward          1888 September 15th

Mr G Smith held an inquiry yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at the Plume of Feathers Hotel, Fisherton, relative to the death of Edward George Kitson, of 11, Wilton Road, which took place suddenly on the previous day. Mr W H Blanchett was chosen foreman of the jury.

The evidence showed that the deceased, who was 32 years old, and was employed as a clearing house clerk on the London and South Western Railway at London, had been in indifferent health. In May last Mr F R P Darke attended him for abscesses.

On Wednesday the deceased, between 12 and one o’clock in the afternoon, was taken suddenly ill while near the garden gate of his residence. A young man named James Freemantle, a carpenter, lodging at Kitson’s house, had his attention called to the fact that the deceased had fallen down in the garden. He, with assistance, conveyed Mr Kitson into the house, and he was placed in a bedroom, where he immediately expired without having spoken since he fell down.

The medical evidence was to the effect that the deceased had died from heart disease, and a verdict in accordance therewith was returned.

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