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James Thomas Thorn
11 March 1854
Consecrated Ground - Common Interment
Rev'd. H.T. White



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James Thomas Thorn
Article source:    Berkshire Chronicle
Date of source:    11 March 1854
Copyright:    © Berkshire Chronicle




Sudden Death.—A most awful sudden death occurred to the late Mr. James Thomas Thorn, aged 50 exciseman, on Tuesday morning last. The deceased resided in Wash-road, in this town.

It appeared that the deceased arrived home about nine o'clock on Tuesday evening in his usual health and spirits, and partook of his supper; after which he smoked a pipe and drank a glass of ale, and then retired to bed.

About four o'clock in the morning Esther Rattley, his housekeeper, was awoke by the deceased making a loud rattling in his throat. She immediately went to him, and shook him, but could not make him answer. very much alarmed she fetched Wm. Stillman, a neighbour, who, upon perceiving the nature of the case, went directly for medical assistance, but before his arrival the deceased was a corpse.

An inquest was held on the body Wednesday evening, before J. Bunny, Esq., borough coroner, at the Duke's Head public-house, when the jury, after hearing the evidence of Esther Rattley and William Stillman in corroboration of the above facts, under the direction the coroner, returned a verdict that the deceased died by the " Visitation of God."

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James Thomas Thorn
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    11 March 1854
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury




Sudden Death.—An inquest was held Wednesday evening last, at the Duke's Head, on the Wash -road, Newburv, by Joseph Bunny, Esq.. borough coroner, on view of the body of Mr. James Thomas Thorn, excise officer.

From the evidence of Esther Ratliffe, his housekeeper, it appears that he left home the Tuesday morning, in good health and spirits, to attend a sitting of the Excise at the Three Tuns Inn, and returned about half-past nine o'clock at night. He appeared very well, had some supper, and went to bed. About four o'clock the next morning she was awakened by a loud noise of snoring and hiccupping; she went to his room door and spoke to him, but hemade no reply ; she opened the door, and went in. and shook him by the shoulder; he breathed heavily.

She then ran down stairs, and called Mr. Stillman, who lived in the adjoining house, and when she returned, Mr. Thorne was dead. Mr. William Stillman stated, that about four o'clock he was called by the last witness, to come and see Mr. Thorn. Witness got up and went in, and found him apparently dead ; ht went immediately for Dr. Carter, who, on his arrival, pronounced deceased to be quite dead. Witness knew the deceased for the last two years; he was very ill about twelve months ago, complaining of a cough and shortness of breath. He should say his age was about 50. Had not known him ill lately.

The jury returned a verdict of “died by the visitation of God, from natural causes."

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