DEATH – KING William South 63 years – Excessive Drinking
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 01/09/1876
DEATH FROM EXCESSIVE DRINKING AT WARRENBY
On Monday evening (28/08), Mr. W. Robinson (Deputy coroner) held an inquest at the Warrenby Hotel, touching the death of William South King, aged 63, who died the previous day, (27/08) while suffering from the effects of drink. The wife of the deceased gave evidence, showing that he had been addicted to drinking spirits, and Dr. MacKinlay deposed that having made a post mortem examination of the body, he attributed the death of the deceased to apoplexy; he was suffering from disease of the kidneys, which was produced by excessive drinking. The jury returned a verdict to this effect.