DEATH – Inquest HEWSON Miss. Sudden death, Redcar.

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 03/12/1869


            On Tuesday (30/11), an inquest was held at the Clarendon Hotel, before J. C. Sowerby, Esq., to inquire into the death of Miss Hewson, who was found dead on Sunday morning (28/11). It appears from the evidence adduced that the deceased lived alone in a house in West Terrace, and on Sunday morning, about nine o’clock, the neighbours became uneasy at not seeing her about as usual, as she had been unwell for some time previous. The doors were found unlocked, and on going into the house they discovered the deceased on the bedroom floor, quite dead. From the appearances presented, it was supposed that she had gone upstairs to change her dress, and while in the act of doing so, she had fallen down in a fit and died. Dr Oliver, who was called in to see the deceased, was of opinion that she had died during an apoplectic seizure, and had been dead at least 10 or 12 hours. A verdict of “Death from natural causes” was returned


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