Topic: John Ferraby (c1834-1872)
John Ferraby died in Tauranga in 1872. A coroner's inquest found that he "died by exhaustion through excessive drinking". He was buried by Archdeacon Alfred Brown in Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā).
John Ferraby was born in c1834.
He was a member of the Armed Constabulary in Tauranga.
During the month leading up to his death in Tauranga, it was noted that John was suffering from a decreased appetite due to excessive drinking. He was staying at a friends house when, on the morning of 9 September 1872, as they tried to assist him to dress, he fell back onto the bed and experienced breathing difficulties. The local chemist was called to help, but by 8am John was dead (reg. 1872/9249).
An inquest was held and it was found that John "died by exhaustion through excessive drinking".
John was buried in Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā) by Archdeacon Alfred Brown. He does not have a headstone.
The Bay of Plenty Times reported:
Mr. Ferraby was buried the following day as a civilian, a few personal friends accompanying the remains to the same place of interment. The Ven. Archdeacon Brown officiate with much solemnity (14 September 1872, p. 3).
Bay of Plenty Times (11 September 1872). Inquests.
Bay of Plenty Times (14 September 1872). Funerals.