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City of Westminster coroner, 1764

London: City of Westminster Coroners' Inquests; 14 January 1764 - 24 December 1764

 

Extracted from London Lives: LL ref. WACWIC652040001 - 652040505

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

 

         
14-01-1784GascoineFemale childfSt. George Hanover

Gascoine Ann, servant, pregnant;

Hard labour & lingering pains,  died after difficult birth

Natural causesThomas Prickard

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23-01-1764LetonellJohn FrancismGate House PrisonPrisoner; sick and languishing;  naturalVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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23-01-1764UnknownFemalefSt. Margaret WestminsterPassage from Old Palace Yard, Cotton Garden, no marks

Found dead; want a

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Thomas Prickard

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24-012-1764CranfieldVincentmSt. George HanoverBricklayers Labourer, Mount Street,  3 stories on scaffold,  concussionAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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06-02-1764UnknownFemale childfSt. Ann WestminsterNew born child strangled,MurderThomas Prickard

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08-02-1764JonesEvanmSt. George HanoverLieutenant Span, shit under right arm,ManslaughterThomas Prickard

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20-02-1764BannesterJohnmSt. James WestminsterWimpole St., new house, stairs unfinished, , fell on a carpenter on ground floor; right side headAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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15-03-1764SmithPatrickmSt. Martin in the FieldsAssault by Nicholas McCabe,  thrown down and neck dislocatedManslaughterThomas Prickard

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19-03-1764ByrneBarnabymSt. George HanoverFell down stairs from Garret lodgings,  concussionAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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27-03-1764ParishRobertmSt. Margaret WestminsterWalking hastily in Carteret Street, 11 pm, fell over and upright post, injured groin and bowelsAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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30-3-1764WilsonRalphmSt. James WestminsterFit of Apoplexy, natural deathVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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04-04-1874GriffithsJohnm St. John WestminsterCarefully driving truck of timber in Warwick Street, leading horse with rope, turning corner,  piece of timber struck head on right, died instantlyAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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09-04-1764MarshallJohnm St. George HanoverLong time before, grievous disease, asthma, ; walking in Charles St., suddenly died; naturalVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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16-04-1764BrooksDanielmSt. George HanoverWalking in New Bond Street, apoplectic fit, natural deathVisitation of God 

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16-04-1764TowersDianafSt. George HanoverAll lodgers in James Street;  fire second floor; all suffocated and burntAccidental death 

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16-04-1764TowersCharlesm As aboveAccidental death As above
16-04-1764TowersSarahf As aboveAccidental death As above
16-04-1764NicholsJohnm As aboveAccidental death As above
16-04-1764NicholsMaryf As aboveAccidental death As above
16-4-1764NicholsMaryf As aboveAccidental death As above
20-05-1764WalkerHannahfSt. Margaret WestminsterLunatic & disordered; apron strings, linen tape, over closet doorKilled herselfThomas Prickard

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21-04-1764GriffithsRobertmSt. James WestminsterLong time before very weak and ailing; inclemency and want of common necessariesInclemency of weather and wantThomas Prickard

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02-05-1764HammondPetermSt. Margaret WestminsterLunatic & distracted; cord to wooden banisters of StaircaseKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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04-05-1764ClaytonThomasmSt. James WestminsterLunatic & distracted; cord to iron bar over area or passage; Jermyn StreetKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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10-05-1764LongmireJamesmSt. George HanoverWent in Serpentine to bathe;  suddenly drownedAccidentally drownedThomas Prickard

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12-05-1764UnknownMalemSt. George HanoverOn road from Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner, fir of apoplexy, naturalVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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16-05-1764WooldridgeJohnmSt. Margaret WestminsterAt Horseferry, loading a cart with others, with timber, lifting piece of elm to cart, foot slipped, fell on back and elm fell on his breastAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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29-05-1764BailyMary (Infant)fSt. Ann WestminsterPlaying with sister Elizabeth in staircase window;  lower sash raised, she fell out; fracture back headAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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13-06-1764BarlowRobertmSt .James WestminsterLunatic & distracted;  cord to iron bannister of staircaseKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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18-06-1764NewtonCharlesmSt. Margaret WestminsterNew Tothill Street, died suddenly apoplectic fit; naturalVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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22-06-1764GrinleyRobert (Infant)mSt. George HanoverPlaying in stable hayloft at George's Yard, door open, fell into stable yard, fracture right side headAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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28-06-1874GoodjohWilliammSt. Margaret WestminsterChapel Street with a fowling piece,  which burst, injured left hand and arm,  lived 4th to 27thAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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30-06-1764LockleyElizabethfSt. John Evangelist

In a boat on Thames, 10 pm,  struck against and under as lighter

With others

Accidentally drownedThomas Prickard

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30-06-1764WalkerRobertmSt. John EvangelistAs aboveAs aboveThomas Prickard

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30-06-1764CurverHenrymSt. John EvangelistAs aboveAs aboveThomas Prickard

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03-07-1764HenryRobertmSt. George HanoverAt Chelsea in little carriage drawn by his father, passing Hackney coach 2 off wheels  over his head and neckAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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04-07-1764MooneNicholasmSt .George HanoverLunatic & distracted;  Serpentine in Hyde Park, drownedKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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06-07-1764EdwardsWilliam ReevemSt. James WestminsterLunatic & distracted; cord to piece of board over closet doorKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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26-07-1764ParsonsJohnmSt. Margaret WestminsterLunatic & distracted; Duck lane,  musket, held in left hand against breastKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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30-07-1784FoyThomasmSt. James WestminsterChelsea Bridge to bathe himself;  drownedAccidentally drownedThomas Prickard

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06-08-1764ClerkWilliammSt. Martin in the FieldsThames at Hungerford Stairs to bathe; drownedAccidentally drownedThomas Prickard

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24-8-1764FloodSarahf St. John EvangelistLodger in an old ruined house; Sturton Ground; 11 pm, house fell down. SmotheredAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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25-08-1764CottinghsamRobertmSt. John EvangelistBricklayer on new house, Great George St., on ladder which fell to one side;2 storeys, left side head fracture, instantAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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28-08-1764SwainThomasmSt. Margaret WestminsterOn board lighter of lime at Marsden's wharf, asleep in cabin, suffocated by fumesAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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29-08-1764LawrenceAlexandermSt. Martin in the FieldsChelsea Bridge Thames, to wash and bathe, drownedAccidentally drownedThomas Prickad

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06-09-1764EatonAnnfSt. Margaret WestminsterPicking coals at Lambeth wharf, crane lifting a piece of timber, swung, hit right leg, fracturedAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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06-09-1764SmithMaryfSt. Margaret WestminsterLunatic & distracted; large cord to iron hook in bed postKilled herselfThomas Prickard

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14-09-1764EveryElizabethfS t. George HanoverLunatic & distracted; River or stream in Hyde ParkKilled herselfThomas Prickard

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18-09-1764FieldJohnmSt. Paul Covent GardenErecting scaffolding at rebuild house Maiden Lane;  fell to ground, died instantlyAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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20-09-1764LukeyCharlesmSt. Martin in the FieldsFound in Thames at Hungerford Stairs, no marksFound drownedThomas Prickard

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22-09-1764UnderwoodRichardmSt. Martin in the FieldsGrievous disease of asthma; naturalVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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05-10-1764UnknownFemale childfSt. Margaret WestminsterIn a coffin in a leather trunk; died soon after birth in a natural way, no marksNatural deathThomas Prickard

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08-10-1764UnknownFemalefSt. George HanoverUn river under Chelsea Bridge; no marksFound drownedThomas Prickard

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09-10-1764BrockwellJosephmSt. Margaret WestminsterDriving Hackney coach in St. James's street, fell from box, broke left legAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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23-10-1764JermineMichaelmSt. Margaret WestminsterRepairing house in Princes Court,  up ladder with timber on shoulder, 3 stories, died same dayAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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24-10-1764HeightThomasmSt. George HanoverOxford road near Tyburn Turnpike, intoxicated, , fell from cart, run over by others, right side head, died same dayAccidental deathThomas Prockard

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25-10-1764PearceEdwardmSt. Margaret WestminsterCurrying s horse at The Compass Yard,  kicked on forehead, fracture, hospital, diedAccidental deathThomas Prickard

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29-10-1764HeckmanMaryfSt. James WestminsterLong time grievous disease, asthma,  natural deathVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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30-10-1764SimpsonPetermSt. James WestminsterLunatic & distracted;  white arsenic in  warm milkKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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15-11-1764WinfieldElizabethfSt. George HanoverLunatic & distracted; razor, cut throatKilled herself 

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27-11-1764OsbornAnnfSt. James WestminsterLunatic & distracted; cord to wooden curtain rail of bedKilled herselfThomas Prickard

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30-11-1764GotshalRichardmSt. James WestminsterLunatic & distracted; cord to the spit rack on chimneyKilled himselfThomas Prickard

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06-12-1764BrettJohnmSt. James WestminsterFound dead in working shop in Cross Street, possibly fit of apoplexy or other visitation of god, no marksFound deadThomas Prickard

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24-12-1764LinwoodAnnfIn Bridewell, St. Margaret WestminsterNatural way, of a feverVisitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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24-12-1764GuThomasmBridwell, St. Margaret WestminsterFeverVisitation of GodThomas Prickard

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