MR. WILLIAM DAVIDSON, deputy harbour master, died suddenly at his residence, 32, Nelson-street, Maryport, on Sunday. Deceased, who was 45 years of age, had been in poor health for some months past, but was able to attend to his duties up to a fortnight ago, when he went to Birkenhead to stay with his brother, but in consequence of the latter's wife's death, deceased returned home on Saturday night.
His son John took him a cup of tea about four on Sunday morning, and again saw him apparently asleep at half-past five. At eight o'clock, however, on a subsequent visit to the bedroom, he discovered his father was dead.
Deceased had consulted DR. .CLARK, a Liverpool specialist on consumption and diseases of the chest, while away, but had not had local medical advices. The probably cause of death was consumption. The coroner was communicated with, but did not deem an inquest necessary.