City of London Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

5th January 1792 - 31st December 1792

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Image 561 of 86112th April 1792


An Inquisition indented taken for our Sovereign Lord the King at the Parish
of Saint John within the Borough of Southwark in the County of Surrey on the twelfth day
of April in the thirty Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by
the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and
so forth before Thomas Shelton< no role > Gentleman Coroner of our said Lord the King for the
City of London and Borough of Southwark on view of the Body of a Man unknown
now here lying dead by the Oath of William Sanders< no role > , Richard Godwin< no role > , Richard
Williams, William Harris< no role > Thomas Archer< no role > , William Brown< no role > , Matthew Wintle< no role >
John Finnisters< no role > , Samuel Maconders< no role > , Thomas Boney< no role > , Thomas Whitmarsh< no role > , James
Coney and William Palmer< no role > Good and lawful Men of the Borough of Southwark
aforesaid in the said County of Surrey who being now here, duly chosen sworn
and charged to Inquire for our said Lord the King when how and in what
manner the said Man unknown came to his death say upon their Oath that
the said Man unknown then lately before accidentally casually and by misfortune
fell into the River Thames and in and with the Waters of the said River was
then lately before suffocated and Drowned Of which said suffocation and Drowning
the said Man unknown did then lately before die And so the Jurors aforesaid upon
their Oath aforesaid do say that the said man unknown is manner and by the means
aforesaid casually and by misfortune was accidentally drowned In Witness whereof as well the
said Coroner as the said William Sanders< no role > the foreman of the said Jurors on behalf of himself and
the rest of his fellows in their presence have to this Inquisition set their hands and Seals the day
Hear and Place first above written.

William Sanders< no role > [mark] Foreman

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