The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 6 June 1845

On Monday last, an inquest was held before Mr. GILBERT HAMLEY, deputy coroner, at Calstock, on view of the body of JOHN PELLEW, who some time ago was one of the largest farmers in the parish. He was found in a dying state at a short distance from the town of Calstock, by a person who immediately sent for his daughter, but before her arrival and that of the surgeon, he expired. It was reported that the deceased had taken some poison, he having purchased some arsenic some months since; but the daughter took it away from him directly, and the surgeon had no doubt he died from a severe attack of English cholera. Verdict, died by the visitation of God.