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Edith Alice CAUSLEY (1882-1895)

Name: Edith Alice CAUSLEY1
Sex: Female
Father: Charles CAUSLEY (1841-1914)
Mother: Maria WEBBER (1851-1920)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth Q4 1882 Highweek-Newton Abbot, Devon, England2
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 8) Highweek-Newton Abbot, Devon, England1
8 Elm Terrace, Highweek
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 8) Scholar; Highweek-Newton Abbot, Devon, England1
Death 8 May 1895 (age 12) Exeter, Devon, England3,4
Cause: Accidental death from burns
On 6th May 1895 Edith had been playing with friends in some gorse about a quarter of a mile from their home at Trusham. One of the girls had some matches and set light to the furze. A visitor saw the gorse alight and on going to investigate found Edith on the ground crying. All her clothes were burnt off with the exception of her stockings. Although conscious the girl did not explain how she came to be burned. Maria took her daughter home and sent for the doctor. He advised that she be sent to the hospital in Exeter. She was taken there on the following day, where the surgeon testified, she was found to be suffering from severe burns to the chest and abdomen. Her condition deteriorated on the following day, the Wednesday, when she died. The coroner gave a verdict of accidental death and attached blame to no one.


1"Census 1891 Highweek-Newton Abbot, Devon, England RG12/1699 Folio 78 Page 26 (Charles Causley)" (RG12/1699 Folio 78 Page 26).
2Ibid. Newton Abbot Vol 5b Page 141. Cit. Date: Q4 1882.
3"GRO". Exeter Vol 5b page 58. Cit. Date: Q2 1895.
4"Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser". Report of coroner's inquest held on 9 May 1895. Cit. Date: 11 May 1895.