Mary Ann Andrews



A shocking case of sudden death occurred in Connaught-street on Monday afternoon, a young married woman, named, Mary Ann Andrews, falling down and expiring before medical assistance could be obtained. It appears that the deceased, who is only 22 years of age, hails from Desborough, and is the wife of Samuel Andrews, a bricklayer's labourer, living at 46, Connaught-street. Mrs Andrews was confined three weeks ago, and has been seized with fainting fits since. On Monday arrangements had been made to convey the unfortunate woman to Desborough for a change, a covered conveyance being ordered for the occasion Deceased was dressed ready shortly after mid-day, when she was suddenly seized with a fainting fit. Her sister, who was in the house, at once ran into a neighbour's house for assistance, but on returning life was found to be extinct. Medical aid was at once sought, but Dr. Talputt, who was quickly in attendance, could only certify that the poor woman had passed away.

—The inquest was held at the Buccleuch Hotel, before Mr. J. T. Parker. Dr. Talputt certified that death was due to hemorrhage of the pulmonary arteries, consequent on confinement, and that the midwife was exonerated from all blame. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned.

 Northampton Mercury, Friday 10 February 1899