Derby Mercury - 17 February 1841
INQUEST BEFORE MR. WHISTON, JUN., CORONER.— On Wednesday last, at Ashborn, on the body of Robert Dale, who was found about six o'clock that morning in the yard belonging to the Duke of Devonshire Inn, in Ashborne, lying against the brewhouse door, quite dead. The deceased had been attending a horse feast at the above Inn the previous day, and left the room between one and two o'clock that morningr for the purpose of going home to Shirley, but went down the yard first, and was found by the ostler as before stated. From the evidence of Mr. Toogood, surgeon, it appeared that he died from apoplexy, and a verdict to that effect was returned.
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