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Sabina Catling

Wellingborough News, 29th July 1882, transcribed by Kay Collins

SUDDEN DEATH—An inquest was held at the Bell Inn, Wollaston, on Friday last, on the body of Sabina Catling, aged two years, the daughter of Morris Catling, gardener, of Wollaston. The facts of the case are of a somewhat singular character. The deceased was insured in the Prudential Life Assurance Society for £3, and on Wednesday afternoon Louisa Hooton, of Bozeat, the agent for the Society, called for the weekly premium. Mrs. Catling went upstairs for the purpose of fetching the money, but immediately called out to Mrs. Hooton, and the latter, on going upstairs found the child lying dead in bed. The deceased's mother said she had left the child asleep about three hours previously; and that she had been up to see it half an hour before the agent called. It then appeared all right. Mr. J. W. Orr, surgeon, Wollaston, was sent for, and gave it as his opinion that the deceased died from natural causes, viz.: Asphxia from convulsions.—A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.

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