City of London Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

5th January 1792 - 31st December 1792

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Image 588 of 86119th November 1792


An Inquisition Indented taken for our Sovereign Lord the King at London that is to say
at the parish of Saint Bridget alias Bride in the ward of Farringdon without in London aforesaid on the nineteenth day of November in thirty thirdsecondyear 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 for our said Lord
the King for the City of London and Borough of Southwark on view of the Body of John Freeman< no role > now
here lying dead by the Oath of Thomas Lambe< no role > , Peter Brough< no role > , Lewis Duorog John Pewsey,
Thomas Garlick< no role > , Joseph Harcombe< no role > , John Kitton< no role > , William Miller< no role > , John Roughton< no role > , Richard Mayor,
Henry Young< no role > , George Sex< no role > , and James Cutler< no role > , good and lawful men of the City of London aforesaid who being now
here duly chosen Sworn and charged to inquire for our Lord the King when how and in what manner
the said John Freeman< no role > came to his death say upon their Oath that the said John Freeman< no role > on the Sixteenth
day of November in the year aforesaid being in a certain Chamber on the third floor in the dwelling
house of one Mrs Harvey situate and being in the parish and Ware aforesaid and not being of sound mind
Memory and understanding but lunatic and distracted violently and forcibly did throw and cast himself
from and out of the said Window of the said vhambers to and against the ground [..]
there by means whereof he the said John Freeman< no role > did then and there receive one mortal [..]
Wound and Contusion in and upon the back of him the said John Freeman< no role > of which said Mortal
Wound and Contusion he the said John Freeman< no role > did then and there die And so the Jurors aforesaid
upon their Oath aforesaid do say that the said John Freeman< no role > not being of sound mind memory and
understanding but lunatic and distracted in manner and by the means aforesaid did kill himself

In Witness whereof as well the said Coroner as the said Thomas Lambe< no role > the foreman of the said
Jurors in behalf of himself and the rest of his fellows in their presence have to this Inquisition set
their hands and seals the day year and place first above written

Thomas Lambe< no role > [mark] Foreman

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