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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1810, Sunday, December 5, 1830

Sudden Death of the
late Governor of Madras.

On Friday afternoon Mr. Stirling, the Coroner, and a highly respectable jury, assembled at No. 21, Somerset-street, Portman-square, the residence of the Right Hon. Hugh Elliot, late Governor of Madras, to inquire concerning the death of this gentleman, which happened in the most awfully sudden manner. It appeared that the deceased was seventy-nine years of age, and, although of such an advanced age, was in the general enjoyment of good health. On Wednesday night last, about eleven o'clock he retired to rest in his usual health and spirits. About half and hour after, one of his daughters, according to her usual practice on retiring to bed, bade the deceased good night, and on receiving no answer she went to his bedside, and found him apparently dead or dying. She immediately alarmed the inmates and sent for medical assistance. A surgeon promptly attended, but the deceased was beyond the power of human aid, and died immediately after his arrival. It was the opinion of the medical gentleman that the deceased died in a fit of apoplexy. The jury, after viewing the body of the deceased, returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God." The deceased has left nineteen sons and daughters behind him.