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Cranmer Local History Group Newspaper Archive
|Saturday 22nd June 1889|
|Inquest on Ann Scarborough 18th June 1889|
|The Deputy-Coroner for the Nottingham District held an inquest on Tuesday afternoon at the Cranmer Arms Inn, Aslockton, relative to the death of Ann Scarborough, sixty-five of age who had died suddenly on returning home from Chapel on Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Carnell said that the deceased had complained during the week of being tied and hard worked. On Sunday afternoon witness came from the Chapel with he, and she then said she felt better.
Edward Smith said on Sunday evening about half-past fice o'clock, he was walking past the deceased house and looked in, the door being open. She was sitting in a chair with a book on her knee, and he noticed that she was black in the face. He called his father, and then ran off for the doctor. Wm. Smith, shoemaker, said he lived next door to the deceased. He went in and lifted her head up, and his wife put some water on her face. She gave a sigh, and in about two minutes died in his arms. He considered that she had been gradually breaking up since the death of her husband. She had complained of being very tired and hard worked.
Dr. H. O. Westwood of Bingham, said he saw the deceased about twenty minutes past six o'clock on Sunday evening. She was then dead. He thought the cause of death was syncope. She had been in the field, and probably strained her heart.
A verdict of "Death frm natural causes" was returned.
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