Middlesex Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st September 1747 - 13th June 1803

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Image 519 of 6327th February 1786

(To wit)}

AN INQUISITION indented, taken for our sovereign Lord the King, at the Parish of
Saint Paul Shadwell in the County of
Middlesex , the seventh Day of February 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
Francis Waterhouse< no role > then and there lying dead, upon the Oath of
James Gilchrist, William Linton< no role > , Richard Wardill< no role > , Richard Leigh< no role > , Johns Barrott< no role > , John Pouncely
Matthew Coxon< no role > , Robert Robinson< no role > Andrews Swiney Charles Miller< no role > John Burch< no role > Mills Harlow< no role >
and Samuel Buckley< 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 Francis Waterhouse< no role > came to His
Death, do, upon their Oath, say, That the said Francis Waterhouse< no role > on the Fifth Day
of February in the Year aforesaid being on a Ladder which was fixed to the Side of a Ship
called The Anuity's Desire then by [..] on the River Thames at King Edward Stairs in the
Parish of Saint John Wapping in the County aforesaid It so happened That he the said
Francis Waterhouse< no role > then and there accidentally casually and by Misfortune fell from
the said Ladder into The River aforesaid And was in the Waters thereof then and there suffocated
and drowned, Of which said Suffocation and Drowning he the said Francis Waterhouse then
and there died And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their Oath aforesaid Do say That the
said Francis Waterhouse< no role > in Manner and by the Means aforesaid accidentally casually
and by Misfortune came to his Death

IN WITNESS whereof, as well the said Coroner as the said James Gilchrist< no role >
the Foreman of the 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
James Gilchrist [mark] Foreman

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