Middlesex Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st May 1781 - 31st December 1799

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An Inquisition indented taken for our Sovereign Lord the King at The Parish of Saint James
in the County of Middlesex , the Fourth Day of [..] 21st Year of the
Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland the KING, Defender of
the Faith, Etc. before Edward Umfreville< no role > one of the Coroner s of Our said Lord
KING, for the said County, on view of the body of William Hudson< no role >
then and there lying dead, upon the oath of Peter Atherton, Isaac
< no role > John Matthews< no role > , William Season< no role > , Thomas Tyrer< no role > , Thomas Whitehead< no role >
Job Butler< no role > , John Rubery< no role > , Jeremiah Lawless< no role > , Thomas Pelling< no role > , William
< no role > , William Nayler< no role > , Henry Mansfield< no role > , Henry Elder< no role > , John Pierce< no role >
Miles Warwick< no role > and Thomas Brown< no role >
good and lawful Men of the said County duly chosen at by Law required,and who being then and there duly sworn
and charged to enquire for our said Lord the KING, when, how, and by what means the said William Hudson< no role >
came to h is Death, Do upon their Oath say, That the said William
Hudson not being of sound Mind Memory and Understanding but Lunatic
and distracted on the second Day of January in the Year aforesaid One
End of a Piece of Tape to the Curtain Rod of the Bed in the Lodging Room
or Apartment of him the said William Hudson< no role > situate in the Workhouse
of the Parish aforesaid and the other End thereof about his own Neck
Did fix tye and fasten And therewith did then and there hang suffocate
and strangle himself Of which said Hanging, Suffocation and Strangling
he the said William Hudson< no role > then and there died And so the Jurors
aforesaid upon their Oath aforesaid Do say That the said William
Hudson Out 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 as the said Coroner, as the said Peter Atherton< 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 and Year first abovementioned

E: Umfreville [mark] Coronr.
Peter Atherton [mark] Foreman

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