We recently discovered Richard May’s will written in Torquay shortly before he died. He’d left his wife and five year old child in London. He described himself as weak in body but strong in mind (and the detail in his will reflects the latter)! I am speculating he died of consumption aka tuberculosis as he had recently returned from a position with the Protectorate on Corfu, another well known retreat for consumptive. He’s buried in Torquay. Not sure if there is a headstone. Were their TB hospitals, convalescent places in Torquay in 1830? I know one was built in 1850.
Any leads, suggestions would be welcome. He was 34 when he died.
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