Died from Asthma, lung congestion
Morning Bulletin Friday 29 August 1889
BRIDSON. —On July 13th (suddenly), near Muttaburra, Jordan Roche, youngest son of the late M. Vicary Bridson, Esq., grandson of the late T. Bridson, solicitor, Wexford, Ireland, and the late Captain Vicary, R.N., Dublin, Ireland, nephew of the late Captain Vicary of H.M. 11th Regiment, Tasmania, brother of the late T. Vicary Bridson, Sydney, and H. Bridson, Campbell street, father of H. T. Bridson, Cancona.
Family Notices. (1889, August 23). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52282327
The Western Champion Tuesday 6 August 1889
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT
MUTTABURRA., August 2.
An inquiry was held on Monday, the 29th ult., before the P.M., into the circumstances attending the death of a man named Jordan R. Bridson, a carrier, who died rather suddenly near Greenhills run on the night of the 12th ult. It appears that Bridson was conveying a load of wool from Evesham to Barcaldine, and was in company with two other teamsters, Hubert Clews and Joseph Amerin, on the night of the 12th. Bridson, who had complained of being unwell for some time previously, took very ill about 12 midnight and called his mates up. Deceased complained of a choking sensation in the throat and a tightness in the chest, and seemed alarmed that something was going to happen to him. About 1 a.m. he vomited blood and water, and rapidly sinking into insensibility, died in that state soon after. Both Bridson’s mates, who knew deceased for some considerable time, stated that he had always suffered from asthma and had a weak chest, and as the night on which Bridson died was the coldest night we have experienced in the district this winter, it is probable deceased’s ailment took a bad turn when he was exposed to the cold night air, which terminated in death. The police ordered the burial of the body, and stated that they had not the slightest suspicion that the deceased died from anything but natural causes. Bridson has a brother at Stanwell, near Rockhampton, and a son at Cancona.
[Source: Muttaburra Mems. (1889, August 6). The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 – 1891), p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79706163]