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Colonial Cases

City of London coroner, 1788

London: City of London Coroners' Inquests; 9 July 1788 to 30th December 1788

 

Extracted from London Lives: LL ref. LMCLIC65001001 - 65010465

Tim Hitchcock, Robert Shoemaker, Sharon Howard and Jamie McLaughlin, et al.London Lives, 1690-1800 (www.londonlives.org, version 1.1, 24 April 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY OF LONDON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09-07-1788

Craddock

Thomas

m

Southwark

Lunatic & distracted; from The Monument into yard, died instantly

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10002

10003

1004

10005

10006

10007

11-07-1788

Braithwaite

William

m

Newgate St. Sepulchre

Prisoner for debt;  fever; attended by Gaol Apothecary; natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Shelton

10008

1000910010

10011

11-07-1788

Harwood

Thomas

m

Newgate Christ Church

Prisoner in Gaol; ailing five months; in decline' natural

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10011001310014

10015

10016

10017

15-07-178

West

John

m

Newgate Christ Church

Prisoner in Gaol; went sick fever Monday, died Sunday

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10018

10019

10020

10021

10022

10023

15-07-1788

Taylor

Margaret

f

Bridewell Hospital

Fit of coughing in cell, blood gushing; believed burst blood vessel

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10024

10025

10026

10027

22-07-1788

Robinson

Robert

m

Wood St. Compter

Debtor in prison; yesterday week taken ill fever; nursed by Elizabeth Matthews

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10028

10029

10030

10031

10032

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24-07-1788

Butler

Margaret

f

Southwark

Long before sick and diseased. Natural death, lungs

Visitation of God

Thomas Shelton

10033

10034

1003510036

1003710038

25-07-1788

Tedmun

William

m

St. Sepulchre

On highway forced to ground by off wheel of cart; lacerated liver

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10039

1004010041

10042

10043

10044

26-07-1788

Dean

Thomas

m

St. Saviour

Lunatic & distracted. Rope to beam in loft

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10045

10046

10047

1048

10049

31-07-1788

Unknown

Male

m

St. John Southwark

Thames Horsley Down New Stairs, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Shelton

10050

10051

10052

10053

10054

04-08-1788

Serjeant

Elizabeth

f

St. Andrew Holborn

House fire; bed pan of charcoal and brimstone to kill bugs

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10055

10056

10057

1005810059

08-08-1788

Lloyd

Unknown

m

St; Lawrence Cripplegate

Lunatic & distracted; at The Swan with 2 Necks; woolen lint to  iron bed curtain;

Killed himself

 

10070

1007110072

10073

09-08-1788

Clark

Ann

f

St. Sepulchre

Prisoner in Newgate;  sick ward 3 months; died of a decline

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10060

10061

1006310064

11-08-1788

Carter

Thomas

m

St. Botolph without

Lunatic & distracted; rope to wooden beam in loft

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10065

1006610067

10068

10069

12-08-1788

Jones

William

m

St. Bartholomew Lesser

Assault on John Winterbottom, butt end of whip, struck in self defence

Justifiably killed

Thomas Shelton

10074

100751007610077

10078

10079

13-08-1788

Evans

John

m

White Friars Faringdon

Fell in Thames

Found drowned

Thomas Shelton

10080

1008110082

10083

15-08-1788

Pusset

John

m

St. Giles Cripplegate

Assaulted John Smith, then in a coach; drove 2 horses aside, near wheels over head and breast

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10085

100861008710088

1008910090

16-08-1788

Castledine

William

m

Christchurch Faringdon

Prison HM Gaol Newgate,  sick with fever

 

 

1009110092

10093

10094

19-08-1788

Griffiths

Joseph

m

Sr. Thomas Southwark

Assaulted by Thomas Bennett,  with large piece of wood

Murder

Thomas Shelton

10095

1009610097

10098

21-08-1788

Fenner

Thomas

m

St. Autholin

Lunatic & distracted; horse hair line to a wooden rail on stairs

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10099101010101

101021010310104

23-08-1788

Billingham

Thomas

m

St. John Within

Fell in Thames

Found drowned

Thomas Shelton

10105

10106

101071010810110

02-09-1788

Harvey

John

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate,  ill with venereal disease and violent fever

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

1011110112

1011310114

10-9-1788

Bowen

George

m

St. John Within

Fell Thames

Found drowned

Thomas Shelton

1011510116

10117

1011810119

11-09-1788

Pimble

Henry Geortge

m

St. Bartholomew Lesser

Fell under coach on highway, near hind wheel over neck

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10120

10121

10122

10123

10124

13-09-1788

Atersell

James (Infant) 2

m

St. Alban Wood St.

Fell from window into yard of The Coach & Horses; severe injuries and fractures

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

1012510126

10127101281012910130

15-09-1788

Gray

George

m

St. Thomas Within

Lunatic & distracted; cut throat razor, six inches by three deep

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

1013110132

10133

10134

10135

10136

10137

17-09-1788

Madden

James

m

St. Mary Within

Struck by Greenwich Stage coach in Kent street road, near fore and hind wheels over neck and head

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

1013810139

101401014110142

10143

19-09-1788

Wilson

William

m

St. Michael Wood St.

Ill of a decline, natural death

 

 

10144

10145

10146

10147

22-09-1788

Rhodes

Elizabeth

f

St. Bartholomew Lesser

Coach & four in St. John street, fell ground,

Accidental death

 

10149

10150

1015110152

10153

10154

10155

10156

24-09-1788

Unknown

Male

m

St. Martin Vestry

Standing on skirting board of a cistern.,  fell into Emperor's Head alley, contusion left temple

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10157

10158

10159

10160

10161

24-09-1788

Howard

James

m

St. Bartholomew Lesser

Lamplighter at work in Angel alley on ladder, chaise hit ladder, back side and loins injured

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10162

10163

10164

1016510166

01-10-1788

Jefferies

Alexander

m

St. Martin Organ

Fell Thames

Found drowned

Thomas Shelton

10167

10168

10169

10170

10171

01-10-1788

Herbert

Child of Jenny

 

St. George Within

Miscarriage

Still born

Thomas Shelton

101710173

10174

10175

10176

10177

10178

02-10-1788

Claridge

Joseph

m

St. Bridget Faringdon

Consumptive complaint

Natural death

Thomas Shelton

10179

10180

10181

10182

09-10-1788

Bevan

Thomas

m

St. Michael Wood St.

Delirious with fever, cut throat razor, 3" wide, 2"deep.

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10183

1018410185

1018610187

10188

10189

11-10-1788

Plain

William

m

St. John Within

In boat on Thames

Found Drowned

Thomas Shelton

10190

10191

10192

 

10193

18-10-1788

Welch

Mary

f

St. Thomas Within

Lunatic & distracted; sharp instrument, cut throat 6" and 3" deep

Killed herself

Thomas Shelton

101910195

10196

10197

10198

10199

10200

20-10-1788

Cogdell

John

m

St. Bartholomew Great

In Worship street,  horses took fright, wheel over thigh,  mortal fracture

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

 

 

10201

10202

10203

10204

10205

10206

22-10-1788

Robinson

William

m

St. Thomas Within

3rd story of house Lombard street;  fell to ground

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10207

1020810209

10210

10211

10212

10213

25-10-1788

McCune

Thomas

m

St. Bridget Faringdon

Intoxicated; fell 1st floor stairs to ground,  suffocated

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10214

102110216

1021710218

10219

28-10-1788

Mauleverer

Richard

m

St. George Sourthwark

New Gaol Southwark, debtor; very ill whole time there,

Natural death

Thomas Shelton

10220

10221

10222

10223

10224

28-10-1788

Sims

James (58)

m

St. Bridget Faringdon

Natural decay

Natural Death

Thomas Shelton

1022510226

10227

10228

28-10-1788

Woodcock

William

m

St. Botolph Without

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron hook in wall

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10229

10230

10231

10232

10233

10234

10235

31-10-1788

Wright

William

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Prison Newgate,  18 months past very ill consumptive complaint

Natural Causes

Thomas Shelton

1023110237

10238

10239

1024110242

10243

1024

10245

05-11-1788

Swann

Michael

m

St. Mildred Cheapside

Natural decay of nature

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10246

10247

10248

10249

10250

05-11-1788

Raymond

Michael (50)

m

St. George Southwark

Prisoner in Gaol; and ill confined to bed whole time

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10251

1025210253

10254

06-11-1788

Worthington

James

m

St. Andrew Wardrobe

Boat on Thames, fell

in

Drowned accidentally

Thomas Shelton

10255

10256

10257

10258

10259

10260

08-11-1788

Wright

William

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate;  2 months ill consumption

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10261026310264

10265

15-11-1788

Greenaway

John

m

Christ Church Faringdon

HM Gaol Newgate; evidence of William  Wright; Fever & violent swelling of legs

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10266

10267

10268

10269

15-11-1788

Cook

John

m

St Mary Le Bone Cheapside

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron Staple in wall of bed chamber

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10270

10271

1027210273

10274

10275

10276

10277

20-11-178

Fosgate

Robert

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate;  very ill with venereal disease

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10278

1027910280

10281`

10282

21-11-1788

Scamp

George

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate, sick with fever

Natural Causes

Thomas Shelton

10283

10284

10285

10286

21-11-1788

Milner

George

m

St. John Southwark

Going down rope on side of ship to a boat

Acciental death

Thomas Shelton

 

10287

10288

10289

10290

10291

24-11-178

Richards

Edward

m

St. John Within

Fell in Thames

Drowned accidentally

Thomas Shelton

 

10292

1029310294

10295

10296

10297

25-11-1788

Thomas

William

m

St. Botolph without

Fell in Thames

Drowned accidentally

Thomas Shelton

10298

10299

10300

10301

10302

10303

25-11-1788

Whittingham

Ann

f

St. Mary Aldersgate

Lunatic & distracted; window in Staining Lane;  onto pavement, fractured skull

Killed herself

Thomas Shelton

1031110312

10313

1031410315

10316

29-11-1788

Wild

Richard

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate,  sick ward 145 days, violent fever

Natural Causes

Thomas Shelton

10318

1031910320

29-11-1788

Austin

Elizabeth

f

St. Bartholomew Lesser

Lunatic & distracted; sharp instrument cut throat

Killed herself

Thomas Shelton

103221023210324

10325

10326

10327

02-12-1788

Hageman

Andrew

m

St. Michael Wood St.

3.30 am Sunday Morning; broken English not understood, taken in; disordered in senses

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10304

10305;

10307103081030910310

02-12-1788

Gardner

James

m

St. Thomas Within

Assault by James Nowland with a wooden stake; fracture right side head

Murder

Thomas Shelton

10446104471044810449

10450

10451

10452

03-12-1788

Smith

Mary

f

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate, 5 months, complaint in bowels, unable to go about, old age and decay

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10328

10329

03-12-1788

Astill

William

m

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Debt Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; ; in decline, bed last seven days

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10330

10331103321033

10334

04-12-1788

Thomas

Walter

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate' sick ward cold and trembling,

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10336

10337

10338

10339

10340

05-12-1788

Robinson

James

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; very ill a week

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10341

10342

05-12-1788

Vincent

George

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate, very ill feverish 14 days, 3 days sick ward

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10343

10344

10345

10246

08-12-1788

Yalding

Charles

m

St. Bartholomew Great

Long before death sick & diseased in body;

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10347

10348

10349

10350

10351

10352

10353

09-12-1788

Davies

John

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate;  sick past month scurvy

Natural death

 

10354

1035510356

10357

10358

09-12-1788

Hart

James

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Sick ward with fever, very ill

Natural Causes

Thomas Shelton

10359

1036010360

 

09-12-1788

Butler

William

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate;  3 days in sick ward very ill fever and speechless

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

1036110362

09-12-178

Tubman

Moses

m

St. George Southwark

Prisoner House of Correction; ; nervous complaint on arrival, violent complaint bowels

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10363

10364

103651036610367

10-12-1788

James

William

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate, very ill one month; in decline

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10368

10369

10370

10371

11-12-1788

Storey

Robert

 

St. Mary Cole

Lunatic & distracted; pistol wound right temple

Killed himself

Thomas Shelton

10372

10373

10374

10375

10376

10377

13-12-1788

Camp

Samuel

m

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Along St. Paul's churchyard, fell, fell under middle and hind horses of cart

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10378

10379

103801038110382

10383

15-12-1788

Boarer

Ann

f

St. Pancras Soper Lane

lunatic & distracted;

cord to Taller of Bedstead

Killed herself

Thomas Shelton

1038410385

103861038710388

10389

16-12-1788

Martin

John

m

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Prisoner for debt HM Gaol Newgate; very ill 9 weeks, wasted away almost to nothing

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10390

10391103921039310394

16-12-1788

Young

William

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; very ill 1 days Dropsy and then fever till Sunday

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10395

103961039710398

10399

19-12-1788

Nash

Richard

m

St. George Southwark

Prisoner HM New Gaol,  very sickly some time past,  sores 14 days kept be

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10400

10401

1040210403

10404

20-12-1788

Partington

John (Infant(

m

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Accidentally caught fire

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10405

1040610407

10408

10409

10410

1041110412

20-12-1788

Buckland

George

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate, brought sick ward with fever 3 days ago

Natural Causes

Thomas Shelton

10413

104141041510416

23-12-1788

Hughes

Owen

m

St. Bridget Faringdon

Prisoner in HM Fleet Prison; long time sick and diseased

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10417

10418

10419

10420

10421

27-12-1788

Newman

Thomas

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; in sick ward 5 days with fever

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10422

10423

10424

 

27-12-1788

Gardiner

Joseph

m

Christ Church Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; very ill 2 months past consumption

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

1042510426

10427

27-12-1788

Davies

Elizabeth

f

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate;  disorder unknown, possibly inward decay

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

1042910430

10431

27-12-1788

Smart

Amos

m

St. Sepulchre Faringdon

Highgate road, collision between Coach and Smart's cart;  overturned

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10432

10433

10436

10560

10461

1046210463

1046410465

29-12-1788

Boxhall

Jonathan

m

St. George Southwark

Prisoner HM Gaol;  ill & sickly, violent pain in bowels; necessary a dozen time sin night; died there

Natural death

Thomas Shelton

10434

10435

1043610437

30-12-1788

Bottobold

Rachael (Infant) 6

f

St. Catherine Aldgate

Told by little girl she was on fire; found her in flames, extinguished

Accidental death

Thomas Shelton

10438

10440

104571045810459

 

30-12-1788

Manseller

Andrew

m

Christ Church

Prisoner HM Gaol Newgate; natural dearth

Visitation of God

Thomas Shelton

1043910453

10454

1045

10456

30-12-1788

Potts

John

m

St. Botolph Aldgate

Weak habit of body, subject to violent fits,  at Saracen's head,  strong fir and convulsions

Natural causes

Thomas Shelton

10441

10442

104431044410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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