Middlesex Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st May 1781 - 31st December 1799

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Image 506 of 71210th June 1786

Middlesex ,

Informations of Witnesses taken at the Dwelling House of
John Scott< no role > the Sign of The three Kings
in the Parish of Saint John & St. James Clerkenwell in the County of
Middlesex on Saturday the Tenth Day of June
1786 Before Edward Umfreville< no role > Esquire one of his Majesty's
Coroners for the said County touching the Death of Walter
< no role > then and there lying Dead as follow.

Sarah South< no role > of Bishops Court Aysbury Street
Clerkenwell . Watch movement maker Upon has Oath
Saith That-the deceased was an Apprentice to her
Father in Law and had Sawed about Two Years of
his time in the Business of & Watch movement make
that he has at times been troubled with a kind of
Stupefaction and when he has Recovered himself has
often threatened to make away with himself
Yesterday he was sent on an Exand. & on his Return
went into the then taken was gave same time
was searched for found drinking out of a Has an &
when asked what he had been drinking made us
Reply. but went up Stairs laid himself on a Red
was very Sick & when asked what was the Matter
said he had bought a Penny worth of Arsenic of
Mr. Aikenhead & had Poisoned himself-Deponents
Brother asked her he could to so wicked he said
he had Robbed his Mistress & was ashamed tell.
every proper Method was taken to expell the poison.
but deceased. submitted with great Reluctance. [..]
Said he wished to die as he was too wicked to live.

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