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City of Westminster coroner, 1763

Westminster 1763

 

London: City of Westminster Coroners' Inquests; 3 January 1763 - 30 December 1763

 

Extracted from London Lives: LL ref. WACWIC652030001 - 652030441

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

 

 

 

 

 

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03-01-1763

Unknown

Male

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Walking in Bridger St., fell and struck head left side; infirmary 28 Dc to 2 Jan.

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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25-01-1763

Unknown

Male

m

St. George Hanover

Fell in ditch running to Thames at Bloody Bridge, no marks

Found Drowned

Thomas Prichard

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27-01-1763

Lawrence

Joseph

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

Bedford Court, apoplectic fit

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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28-01-1763

Bagenel

Robert

m

St. Martin in the Fields

Lunatic & distracted;

Pistol in left hand left side of head

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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02-02-1763

Murcott

John

m

St. George Hanover

Unknown assailant, right side head fractured,  also stabbed in throat

Murder

Thomas Prichard

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09-02-1763

Barcotolf

Silas

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Prisoner in Gate House;  sick and languishing, natural, cold or fever

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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26-02-1763

Fortescue

Katherine (Infant)

f

St. George Hanover

With other children picking sticks at Abery Farm near Chelsea Bridge, fell river

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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02-03-1763

Nichols

James

m

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted; pistol shot, left breast

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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05-03-1763

Wood

Joseph

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron hook in ceiling; James St

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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09-03-1763

Unknown

Male

m

St, Margaret Westminster

Thames near Westminster Bridge, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prichard

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10-03-1763

Border

William

m

St. James Westminster

In hay loft (where he used to lie and sleep), fell into a rack in stable, died instantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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18-03-1763

Richards

Jane

f

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted;

Penknife, stabbed in belly died next day

Killed herself

Thomas Prichard

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01-04-1763

Gale

John

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; cord to rafter in shed or outhouse at Broad Way

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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01-04-1763

Lyon

Michael

m

St. Martin in the Fields

Labourer, pulling down an old house Durham Yard, part wall fell on his head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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04-05-1763

Chamberlain

 

Charles

m

St. Margaret Westminster

In his brew house preparing utensils, fell into copper of liquor

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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06-05-1763

Flannakin

Peter

m

St. Margaret Westminster

 Pimlico, intoxicated, riding mad violently;  fell back on ground, wound fore part of head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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09-05-1763

Adams

Mary

f

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted;  white arsenic, , 7th to 8th

Killed herself

Thomas Prichard

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12-05-1763

Mcglouson

Mary

f

St. John Evangelist

Thomas Greaves, carefully driving cart,  Little Peter St.,  leading horse past house,  she slipt and fell, off wheel over her head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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17-05-1763

Louch

John

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Coachman carefully driving chariot at Abbey Farm towards Buckingham Gate, , dark, a coach collided, fell from box, fracture right side head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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1-05-1763

Fogarty

 James

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Natural death; Prisoner in Bridewell;

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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04-06-1763

Unknown

 Male

m

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted; Thames at New House; drowned

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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10-06-1763

Ewbank

Tobias

m

St. John Evangelist

Lunatic & distracted; cord to wooden ledge ot support in closet

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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15-06-1763

Parsons

Joseph

m

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted; cord over door

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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22-06-1763

Clark

John

m

St. George Hanover

At work building Dean Street, slipped off plank and fell, fracture fore part of head

Accidental death

 

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08-07-1763

Unknown

Male

m

St. George Hanover

Floating in Serpentine, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prichard

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26-07-1763

Howard

Thomas

m

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; linen handkerchief to iron hook in wall in back garret, Eagle Street.

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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03-08-1763

Corry

William

m

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; pistol, top of head

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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04-08-1763

Griffin

Charles

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; threw himself into Pond near Stone Bridge in Hyde Park

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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08-08-1763

Mason

Matthew

m

St. George Hanover

Grievous disease of Bowels, to wit, inflammation

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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08-09-1763

Deacon

Sarah

f

St. Margaret Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; Pond in Kensington Gardens

Killed herself

Thomas Prichard

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13-09-1763

Newman

Eleanor

f

St. Clement Danes

Suspected to be murdered; weak and infirm, natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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19-09-1763

Sidney

Samuel

m

St. George Hanover

Accidentally fell into area of new built house in Piccadilly; fracture back head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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27-09-1763

Rawlins

William

m

St. Martin in the Fields

Thames, barge laden with flour and bricks, n to wharf. Small wherry in way, crossed a lighter to move it, foot slipped

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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30-09-1763

Fellows

Phebe

f

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; cord to a pulley in ceiling of kitchen

Killed herself

Thomas Prichard

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05-10-1763

Day

John

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Bridge St. turning into Parliament St., off horse knocked him down, struck right side head, fracture

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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16-10-1763

Watson

Thomas

m

St. James Westminster

Working on house, bricklayer, 4 storys high,  a board gave way, instant death

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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17-10-1763

New

Thomas

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Stabbed by Richard Cinderby; left breast, knife

murder

Thomas Prichard

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20-10-1763

Burgis

Margaret

f

St. Clement Danes

Grievous disease pf body, Fever, natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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21-10-1763

Davy

William

m

St. Ann Westminster

Sailors tumultuously assembled, attacked house, general riot, shot in belly musket ball

By misfortune

Thomas Prichard

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26-10-1763

Ryley

David

m

St. James Westminster

Found dead in an outhouse, fit of apoplexy, natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prichard

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31-10-1763

Wilson

Mary

f

St. Martin in the Fields

Cellar lodgings; fell down the stairs, concussion

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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07-11-1763

Jones

Thomas

m

St. George Hanover

Drank great quantity spirits and other liquors, walking home fell several times, suffocated

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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03-12-1763

Cook

James

m

St. Ann Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; handkerchief round Bed post

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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07-12-1763

Unknown

Female

f

St. George Westminster

Lodger in old decayed house in Silver Street,  which dell in, , killed her

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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07-12-1763

Hunter

William

m

St. George Hanover

Lodger in old decayed house in Silver Street, fell in in several persons

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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07-12-1763

Anderson

Mary

f

S. George Hanover

Another Silver Street lodger; house fell in at midnight

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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12-12-1763

Unknown

Female

f

St. Margaret Westminster

Stone Stairs at Westminster Bridge, no marks

 

Found drowned

Thomas Prichard

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26-12-1763

Marlin

Elixxabeth

f

St. Martin in the Fields

Case knife, cut throat and gullet. Lunatic & distracted;

Killed herself

Thomas Prichard

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28-12-1763

Coats

Samuel

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Lunatic & distracted;  musket shot in breast, died instantly

Killed himself

Thomas Prichard

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29-12-1763

Hill

Mary

f

St. George Hanover

Near Neat Houses at Millbank, fell from footpath into Thames

Accidentally drowned

Thomas Prichard

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29-12-1763

Unknown

Male child

m

St. James Westminster

No nails of hair on head, not born alive, no marks

Still born

Thomas Prichard

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30-12-1763

Thoreton

Thomas

m

St. Ann Westminster

Newman Street, intoxicated, fell into area of new uninhabited house, concussion

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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