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Death of landlady Jane Lewis

Source: Cambrian News 28/12/1883       Date: 1883
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper

INQUEST On Monday last an inquest was held at the Black Horse Inn, Trefechan, before Mr William Hughes Jones and a jury, touching the death of Jane Lewis, of ihe Black Horse Inn. William Jones, miner, who was the first witness called, said I was here in the little kitchen last Saturday night and there were many others present at the same time. About eight o'clock I had ordered tea for a brother of mine and a few others, and we all sat round the table. I asked the deceased if she had put in any sugar, and she said if I have not given enough please help yourself, and with that she was falling down and took hold of Thomas Griffiths's leg in order to prevent her falling. I assisted her, but she died almost immediately. I assisted to move her and a doctor was sent for, but she was dead. I have known the deceased for years. Jenkin Lewis, husband of the deceased, said
I remember last Saturday night. At half-past eight o'clock I was in the bar in the kitchen and the servant came to me and said that my wife was in a fit. I went to the other room and saw my wife, the deceased, in a fit in the arms of the last witness. She never had a fit before that I know of. She had been out for messages that evening. I then sent for the doctor, but he came after she was dead. She was not more than ten minutes alive, if she was so much after falling in a fit. P.S. Evans, stationed at Aberystwyth, said about half-past nine on Saturday night I received information from the Black Horse Inn of the sudden death of the above deceased, and in consequence of which I .made enquiries, and from what I learn I do not think there was foul play, and I consider that she must have died from natural causes. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to her death whilst in a fit and from natural causes.
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