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Colonial Cases

City of Westminster coroner, 1765

London: City of Westminster Coroners' Inquests; 3 January 1765 - 24 December 1765

 

Extracted from London Lives: LL ref. WACWIC652050001 - 65204050629

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03-01-1765

McDaniel

James

m

Bridewell, St. Margaret Westminster

Long time before very weak and sickly; natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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07-01-1785

Smith

Isabella

f

Bridewell, St. Margaret Westminster

Very weak and sick, several days, natural death; prisoner 3 weeks, in good health before

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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14-01-1765

Simpson

Mary

f

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted;  cord to wooden peg in wainscot

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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16-01-1765

Unknown

James

m

St. George Hanover

Long time very weak and infirm;  found dead in a Yard; natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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16-01-1765

Unknown

Jane

f

St. George Hanover

Lying at house door, head on steps,  found to be dead, no marks

 

 

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17-01-1765

Huddlestone

John

m

St. Mary le Strand

Lunatic & distracted; razor, cut throat

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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18-021-1765

Syar

Samuel

m

St. John Evangelist

Thames at Mill Bank, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prickard

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28-01-1765

Chaworth

William (Esq.)

m

St. George Hanover

Assaulted William, Lord Byron, and was stabbed with a sword in the left of the navel

Manslaughter

Thomas Prickard

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8-02-1765

Pepper

Thomas

m

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted;

Cord over nail driven into wainscot

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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14-02-1765

unknown

Female child

f

St. Ann Westminster

New born;  strangled

Murder

Thomas Prickard

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21-02-1765

Eastgate

Thomas

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

Lunatic & distracted;  3 storey stair window, threw himself to ground, fracture back of head

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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28-02-1765

Austin

Jane

f

St. Martin in the Field

Asthma; distemper and disease, natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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08-03-1765

Unknown

Male child

m

St. Martin in the Field

New born; found in a coffin in passageway leading to Lancaster court; not born alive

Still born

Thomas Prickard

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11-03-1785

Peacock

John

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Leading cart and four on the right side,  at Hounslow Heath, hit by shaft horse, hospital, died

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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12-03-1765

Unknown

Male

m

St. John Evangelist

Thames at Mill Bank, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prickard

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27-03-1765

Chidley

Thomas

m

St. James Westminster

Sweeping a furnace or flue, returning backwards with soot,  leather jacket rolled under arms, stuck fast and smothered and died instantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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27-03-1765

Boucherau

Joh

m

St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted;   Serpentine in Hyde Park, drowned

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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28-03-1765

Endaresly

Edward

m

Gate House Prison Westminster

Prisoner;  natural death

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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04-04-1765

Bold

William,

m

St. George Hanover

Cord to large wooden beam in hay loft; to be buried in the public highway; buried near Mary Bone Turnpike

Murdered himself

Thomas Pricvksrd

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04-04-1765

Harris

Mary

f

 St. George Hanover

Lunatic & distracted;  North Chapel Court, threw from window,  2nd floor

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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05-04-1765

Liptrott

John

m

St. George Hanover

Driving dray Chelsea to St. James' Park, sitting on shafts, sudden jolt,  fell near off wheel, fracture right side head

Accidental death

Thomas Prichard

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06-04-1765

Oxley

Mary

f

St. Paul Covent Garden

Excessive drinking of Geneva

Excessive drinking

Thomas Prockard

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10-04-1765

Cartridge

William

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Stable in Tothills St. Struck my mare with hind hoof on tight side of head, fracture

Accidental death

Thomas Prtickard

 

 

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12-05-1765

Unknown

Male

m

St. John Evangelist

Thames at Mill Bank, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prickard

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15-04-1765

Child

Henry

m

St. James Westminster

Long time sick and disordered; natural death

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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16-04-1765

Beech

Elizabeth

f

St. Margaret Westminster

Shoved by crowd of people, fell, fracture left leg, Westminster Hospital

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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20-04-1765

Unknown

Female child

f

St. Paul Covent Garden

New born;  navel string not tied

Murder

Thomas Prickard

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23-04-1765

Unknown

Female

f

St. George Hanover

In David Street, suddenly, by a fit of apoplexy, natural

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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29-04-1765

Briscoe

Elizabeth

f

St. Ann Westminster

William Blackover, labourer,  assault with case knife and cut throat, instant ly died

murder

Thomas Prickard

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01-05-1765

Palmer

Lydia

f

St. Martin in the Fields

Fever, delirious and out of her mind, , cut throat with a case knife

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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03-05-1765

Holloway

Charles

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

Penknife, cut his own throat.  To be buried public highway;

Killed himself

 

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16-05-1765

Clark

Clement

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Deptford, riding behind a chariot, fell from behind,  struck by hind wheel, right side injured mortally

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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17-5-1765

Unknown

Male

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Drowned Serpentine Hyde Park, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prickard

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23-05-1765

Moser

John

m

St. Ann Westminster

Fit of apoplexy

Visitation of God

Thomas Prickard

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27-05-1765

Fulker

William

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Thomas Webb pulling empty butt from cellar; fell from top back into cellar,  struck Fulker on right leg; hospital

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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30-05-1765

Lawson

James

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Pulling down old ruined house at Tothills Fields, upper room. Fell between joists,  fracture right side head

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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30-05-1765

Wilcox

Anthony

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Driving cart of lime, Scotland Yard, fell under near wheel, fracture right arm

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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31-05-1765

Smalley

William

m

St. James Westminster

Crossing Hay Market, , fell under coal cart, body and tright side, instantly died

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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13-06-1765

Hume

Adam

m

St. George Hanover

Flood Gates, Chelsea Water Works, to bathe, drowned

Accidentally drowned

Thomas Prickard

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15-06-1765

Cheeseman

Thomas

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Fever, delirious and out of his mind, hanged by cord to iron hook in the wainscot

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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22-06-1765

McAvoy

Bridget

f

St. Martin in the Fields

Lunatic & distracted;  drank great quantity of Aquafortis

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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01-07-1765

Balieul

Mary

f

St. Ann Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron staple in beam in kitchen

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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06-07-1765

Bolton

Charles, Most Noble Duke of

m

St. George Hanover

Fever, delirious and out of his mind, pistol, right side of head, instant death

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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09-07-1765

Ball

Mary (Infant)

f

St. George Hanover

With another infant in kitchen, sitting before fire, poker fell on hearth, fire to her linen frock, died same day

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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17-07-1765

Marshall

William

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Westminster Bridge, Thames, to bathe, drowned

Accidentally drowned

Thomas Prickard

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27-07-1765

Ravenshaw

Charles

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Working new house Edward Green Square, timber from scaffold fell on him on ground floor, fracture right side of head

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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29-07-1765

Matthews

James

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Thames Mill Bank, to bathe, drowned

Accidentally drowned

Thomas Prickard

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31-07-1765

Mills

Robert

m

St. George Hanover

Thames, Abery Farm, near Chelsea Bridger, to bathe; drowned

Accidentally drowned

 

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03-08-1765

Unknown

Male

m

St. George Hanover

Walking near Chelsea Bridger, struck by  pole of Hackney carriage in breast and died instantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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05-08-1765

Maclean

Mary

f

St. James Westminster

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron hook in wainscot

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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13-08-1765

Carpenter

Rebecca

f

St. Margaret Westminster

Lunatic & distracted;  threw herself off Westminster Bridge

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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14-08-1765

Hutchinson

Ralph

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Black man riding black horse near Westminster Bridge,  fell, horse fell on him, fractures collar bone and right arm

 

Thomas Prickard

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28-08-1765

Barnett

Joseph

m

St. George Hanover

Cleaning gutter on roof of house at Grosvenor Street;  fell 3 storeys over parapet to pavement

Accidental death

Thomas Pricksard

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29-08-1765

Hollier

Charles

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Peter Street, cart load of wooden poles, sudden jolt, fell from cart, , off wheel over legs, hospital

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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03-09-1765

Earle

William

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Attempting to force a way through chimney tunnel; stuck fast, smothered by soot

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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10-09-1765

Kidd

John

m

St. Margaret Westminster

St. James' Park, part of His Majesty's Guard,  forced down by other rider, under horse, body injuries, hospital

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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11-09-1765

Gowen

Andrew

m

St. James Westminster

Painter at window of house in Crown Court,  frame broke, fell 2 Storeys, fracture right head, died instantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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16-09-1765

Unknown

Male child

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

New born;  choked & strangled, instantly died

Murder

Thomasd Prickard

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20-09-1765

Burnell

Thomas

m

St. Ann Westminster

With others taking down an old house in Compton Street, part fell forcing floor down, instantly killed

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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24-09-1765

Bryley

Elizabeth

f

St. John Evangelist

Bed unscrewed, at on it and fell asunder, fell great force on her backside, broke blood vessel, great effusion of blood, died instantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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05-10-1765

Barthrop

Ann

f

St. James Westminster

Leaning on window cord which broke, fell 2 storeys, fracture right side head, died inbstantly

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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15-10-1765

Unknown

Female

f

St. James Westminster

New Burlington street, no marks, no evidence

Found dead

Thomas Prickard

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26-10-1765

Walker

Thomas

m

St. Margaret Westminster

Rowing barge laden sea coals, fell out, drowned

Accidentally drowned

Thomas Prickard

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30-10-1765

Hey

Elizabeth

f

St. George Hanover

In ditch near Willow Walk, Mill Bank, no marks

Found drowned

Thomas Prickard

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2-11-1765

Clarke

Dennis

m

St. James Westminster

New house in Pall Mall, , serving slaters, board across joists (no floor), fell 3 stories,  instantly died

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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15-11-1765

Robb

Alexander

m

St. James Westminster

Hay Market, found lying across bed, face down on bed clothes, intoxicated, suffocated

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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19-11-1765

James

John Isham

(Infant)

m

St. Ann Westminster

School, Academy in Sloane Square, playing with sword, taken from him, he fell on point ass it was being put in scabbard

Chance Medley

Thomas Prtickard

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20-1-1765

Unknown

Male

m

St. Paul Covent Garden

Covent Garden Flower market, no marks

Found dead

Thomas Prickard

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27-11-1765

Horrell

Elizabeth

f

St. Martin in the Fields

Lunatic & distracted; cord to iron staple in ceiling

Killed herself

Thomas Prickard

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30-11-1765

Furneaux

Ann (Infant)

f

St. Mary Le Strand

Standing on window sill, 1st floor, lower sash up, fell into yard, fracture back head, died 2 hours

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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02-12-1765

Buck

Mary

f

St. James Westminster

Brewers dray being led with rope, , Knave's Acre, struck by part of dray, right arm jammed between dray and a post

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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21-12-1765

Jenkins

Swain

m

St. George Hanover

Dean Street, nervous fever, delirious and out of his mind, pistol shot through head

Killed himself

Thomas Prickard

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24-12-1765

Till

Charles

m

St. James Westminster

Bricklayer working on chimney in Chapel Alley, fell from scaffold, injured back of head, instantly died

Accidental death

Thomas Prickard

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