Middlesex Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st September 1747 - 13th June 1803

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Image 524 of 63221st February 1786

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AN INQUISITION indented, taken for our sovereign Lord the King, at the
Precinct of Saint Catherine in the County of
Middlesex , the twenty first 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
John Carter< no role > then and there lying dead, upon the Oath of
John Judd< no role > , Thomas Hall< no role > , William Ritchie< no role > , Verites Humpheries< no role > , Edward Robinson< no role > , Thomas Serjeant< no role >
Thomas Delasall Thomas Clark< no role > Absolom Wabon Daniel Campbell< no role > George Wheeler< no role > , and Thomas
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 John Carter< no role > came to his
Death, do, upon their Oath, say, That the said John Carter< no role > on the Eighteenth Day of February
in the Year aforesaid being an Apprentice on Board a Ship called the Expedition then lying
in the River Thames near The Tower Which Ship had on the same Day been smoaked
with Charcoal It so happened That he the said John Carter< no role > was by the Smoak and Sulphur
arising from the said Charcoal then and there choaked suffocated and stifled Of which said
Choaking Suffocation and Stifling he the said John Carter< no role > then and there died And so the Jurors
aforesaid upon their Oath aforesaid do say That she said John Carter< 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 John Judd< 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
John Judd [mark] Foreman

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