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The Coroner (Mr T A Bramsdon) held an inquest on Thursday at the Nelson Tavern, Unicorn Road, on the body of Susan Jenner, aged 65 years. Thomas Jenner, retired storekeeper, now living with his son, the keeper of the "the Windmill and Sawyer" public house, stated that deceased was his wife.

Twelve months ago deceased had a fall on Bembridge Pier whilst hurrying to catch a boat, when she struck her face. She had since complained
continually of the effects of the fall. Deceased also suffered from palpitation of the heart and windy spasms. She seemed better during the last fort-night. Just after ten o'clock on Tuesday evening deceased was sitting with him doing needlework, and all at once she laid her head on the
table and merely said "Oh". Witness then noticed she was dead. Dr J P Way of Mile End deposed that he went to the house about 10.30pm on Tuesday, but life was extinct. In his opinion death was due to syncope the result of natural causes. Verdict accordingly."

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH AT LANDPORT (Portsmouth Times & Naval Gazette, Monday 21st March 1887, ref: #19427, published 24 April 2013, generated 21st June 2024 02:18:51 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/painfully-sudden-death-at-landport.html