City of London Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

5th January 1792 - 31st December 1792

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Deposition of Witnesses taken at the
Parish of Saint George with in the
Borough of Southwark in the County
of Surrey the 13th: day of April 1792
on view of the body of James Randall< no role >
now here lying Dead

Thomas Fox< no role > a Prisoner in this Majesty's Prison them
House of Correction situate in the Parish of Saint George
within the Borough of Southwark maketh oath that he hath
known the deced James Randall< no role > about three weeks
during which time the deced ever also a Prisoner in the said
Prison that during the time the deced was a Prisoner he
often complained of a hurt he reced in his head by falling
down a Hatchway while on board one of this Majesty's
Ships of War-Dept. often observed that the deced
seemed vavering in his Mind as if out of his senses-that
the deced slept in the same Ward with Dept. that about
eight OClock [..] Yesterday Morning last the deced went
into a Corner of the prison yard for the purpose of looking
his Varmin-that while there one of Depts. fellow prisoners
called to Dept. to looked at the deced saying that he had fell
down a sleep (which the deced had done two or three
times before) Dept. went to the deced and found him
quite insensible that he looked very pale and white as if
in a fit-Dept. rubbed the deceds temples with some water
that the deced gave a Sigh and departed this Life.

Thos. Fox< no role >

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