EVERSHOT. —Sudden Death—An inquest was held on Thursday last, at the Acorn Inn, on the body of Charles Mullens, a labourer, who had died suddenly the previous day. It appeared that on Wednesday morning, about 6 o’clock, the deceased came home in liquor and complained of being unwell. He went to bed, and there remained till the afternoon, when, upon some one going to call him, it was found that he was dead. From the evidence of Mr. Clapcott, surgeon, it would appear that deceased was in the habit of drinking, and some time since had been suffering from delirium tremens. Mr. Clapcott considered him to be suffering from an organic disease of the brain.-Verdict -” Died by the Visitation of God.”
Dorset County Chronicle 13 November 1856 Page 287
The report above is for my Great x 3 Grandfather Charles Mullins, his death at the age of 33 left my 2 x Great Grandfather Henry Charles orphaned. Charles’ wife having died the year before at the age of 26.
You have to wonder if the “drinking” came after her death. His death certificate shows he had been working as a “Railway Labourer” at the time of his death, and as per the report showed cause of death as “Visitation of God, Disease of the Brain”.