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Willoughby, Henry (1809–1849)

In our obituary notices will be seen an announcement of the death of Mr Henry Willoughby, greengrocer, Rundle-street, on Monday last. Mr Willoughby was an old colonist, having been a resident upwards of eleven years. Shortly after Mr Willoughby's death, a report was maliciously circulated that he had died from the effects of poison; and although it was obvious to all who knew deceased's unfortunate propensity that he had died from natural causes, a post mortem examination was urged by the family. Drs. Kent, Bayer, and Knott undertook the examination yesterday; and, after opening the body, they furnished Mrs Willoughby with a certificate, of which the following is a copy: —

Adelaide. March 13, 1849.
We, the undersigned, certify that Henry Willoughby died on Monday, the 12th instant, at half-past six, p.m., from the effects of habitual intoxication.
Benj. Archer Kent, M.D.
F. Bayer, M.D.
J. Knott.

Nothing, we are sure, can be more conclusive to Mrs Willoughby and her friends, as to the real cause of death, than the above certificate. We understand Mr Willoughby's remains will be interred this morning at half past ten o'clock.

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'Willoughby, Henry (1809–1849)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/willoughby-henry-13877/text24745, accessed 28 January 2022.

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