Middlesex Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st September 1747 - 13th June 1803

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Image 504 of 63227th December 1785

(To wit)}

AN INQUISITION indented, taken for our sovereign Lord the King, at the Parish of
Saint John Wapping in the County of
Middlesex , the twenty seventh Day of December in the twenty sixth 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 Phillips< no role >
one of the Coroners of our said Lord the King for the said County, on View of the Body of
Richard Ladell< no role > then and there lying dead, upon the Oath of
Thomas Shank< no role > Joseph Jones< no role > William Chapman< no role > John Fowler< no role > Joseph Miers William Anson< no role > John Ready< no role >
George Crighton< no role > Anthony Mills< no role > Richard Moor< no role > William Adamson< no role > and John Knox< no role >
good and lawful Men of the said County, duly chosen, and who being then and there duly
sworn and charged to inquire, for our said Lord the King, when, how, and by what Means, the
said Richard Ladell< no role > came to his
Death, do, upon their Oath, say, That the said Richard Ladell< no role > on the Twenty sixth Day
of December in the Year aforesaid was found drowned and suffocated in the River Thames near
King Stairs That the said Richard Ladell< no role > had not any marks of Violence appearing
about him And how or by what means he became drowned and suffocated no Evidence doth appear
to the said Jurors

IN WITNESS whereof, as well the said Coroner as the said Thomas Shank< no role >
the Foreman of the said Jurors, on the Behalf of himself and the Rest of his said Fellows, in
their Presence, have, to this Inquisition, set their Hands and Seals, the Day and Year first
above written.

Thos. Phillips< no role > [mark] Coroner

Thos Shank [mark] Foreman

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