Bridget Holland was a witness to the inquest. She lived at Eureka in 1854.
Unit 23 1854/48
13 May 1854
Inquest held at Eureka Ballarat on the body of Ellen Bell
Death in a natural way
Donald McDonald x
James Bush X
Frances Osley all good and lawful men of Eureka
About 12 o’clock yesterday May 29 I was going to Ballarat when I came within about 20 yards of this tent I saw deceased lying in front of the door flat on her face. I came up and spoke to her but found she was dead. I immediately gave the alarm to the neighbours
Q by Coroner Did you ever see the deceased labouring under the effects of drink?
Ans I have seen her occasionally the worse for liquor
Of Eureka 30th May 1854
Deceased was a shipmate of mine. I saw deceased in a fit down at my place I which she was totally senseless. It lasted ten minutes
Bridget Holland xxx her mark