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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1815, Sunday, January 9, 1831

[Inquest, Sarah Randall]

An inquest was held on Wednesday at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on the body of Sarah Randall, aged 52, who cut her throat with a carving knife on Saturday last. It appeared that the deceased lived in the service of Mr. E. J. Kirby, Solicitor, 6, Gray's Inn's square, and on the morning in question Mr. Kirby heard a noise in the deceased's room, as if some person was gasping for breath. On opening the door he found her in bed, with her throat cut in a dreadful manner, but she was still alive, and on being discovered she pointed to her pockets, which were found to contain a quantity of pawnbrokers' tickets of plate and other property belonging to her master, which she had pledged during his absence from town. She was carried to the Hospital, where she lingered till Monday, when she expired. The deceased was a widow, and her husband during his life time was clerk in the house of Sir Peter Pole and Co.—The Jury returned a verdict of Insanity.