Unit 23 1854/43
14 April 1854
Inquest held at Ballarat on the body of Julia Field
Death the result of habitual intemperance
Thomas Hugh Stanfield
John Robert Murray
Benjamin Woodcock xx
John Ivey x
Charles Hymes x
Francis Osley all of Balalrat
Deposition of Witness
Marmaduke Tyoid?? Teziod??
At half past four yesterday I went for the doctor to come and prescribed for her. She took 2 doses of medicine out of the bottle I went to see the deceased two hours after taking the medicine and saw that she ws dying upon which I called the neighbour to see her and know how I should act.
Q by coroner Was the deceased in the habit of drinking much?
2nd Q Have you seen her drunk?
Ans She has not been sober for the last 10 days.
Marmaduke Tozier or Tozur? (His signature very fluent)
I was sent for yesterday coming about half past four April 18 to her the deceased. The person who came said she was mad from drink. I prescribed for her but it was useless my remaining in attendance on her.
Coroner Is it your opinion that deceased died from drink?