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WOMAN'S SUICIDE NEAR I LEDBURY. Found Drowned in a Water-Tub. I Drowned while of an unsound mind was the verdict brought in at an inquest held at Donnington Hall Lodge on Monday afternoon last, on the body of Emily Williams, wife of John Alfred Williams, gardener, of the Lodge, Greenway, Ledbury. The Coroner was Mr J T Hutchinson, of Hereford. Rev F A Reiss, Rector of Donnington, was elected foreman over the following jury-Messrs C Smith, F J V Hamilton, H Spicer, W Thorpe, W E Trindler, F J Hill, J Sykes, A Perkins, A Dadfield, G Spicer, J Harris, and J Mace. The husband of the deceased was the first witness. He said he came to live at Don- nington Hall Lodge about eleven months ago with his wife, who was 37 years of age. They bad been married seven years and his wife had enjoyed fairly good health up to three weeks ago, when she had an attack of influenza. They went to bed a8 usual on the night previous to the tragic death of his wife, who seemed all right. Shortly after 4 o'clock she got out of bed and partly dressed herself and went out of the room, but returned just after, and about 4.30 she went out and did not return. Witness went in search for her and found her with her head in the water-tub, and around her neck a brick was tied with a pieee of string. He immediately lifted her out but found that she was quite dead. She had never threatened to take her life. Florence Ada Yates, wife of William Henry Yates, chauffeur, in the same employ, said she was a friend of the deceased and knew her nearly eleven months. She had lately noticed that Mrs Williams was depressed and bad fits of crying she was also nervous of being left alone. Friday afternoon was the last time she saw her, when she seemed a little better. Dr. Mc K. Harrison, medical practitioner, of Ledbury, said be had attended the deceased. He. first saw: her on the 25th April at Ledbury, when she a mild attack of influenza. He last saw her a couple of days before her death at Ledbury and she told him she was much better, but he thought she was depressed. She never gave him the idea that, she had suicidal intentions. The Coroner said it seemed quite clear that she had taken her own life. The only question they need trouble about was as to the state of her mind. They had ample evidence to show she bad taken her life. They could come to the conclusion that she bad taken her life while of an unsound mind. Dr. Harrison said the illness might have a sudden effect upon her mind and thereby cause her to commit suicide if she had any suicidal intentions. The verdict was accordingly brought in that deceased drowned herself while of an unsound mind. Rev F A Reiss proposed a vote of sympathy with the husband, with which vote the Coroner said be would like to be associated.

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