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Information of witnesses taken &
acknowledg'd on behalf of our Sovereign Lord
the King touching the death. of Jno. Wager< no role > at
the Parish of Kensington in the County of Middx
on the 10th. day of Augt. in the first year of
the Reign of his Prsent Maty before Edward
Umfreville
< no role > one of the Coroners of the sd. County
on an inquisition then & there taken on
View of the Body of the sd. Jno. Wager< no role >
then & there lying dead as follow.

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Philip Mills< no role > of Kensington Laborer , hath
known the deced 10 or 12 Years. That yesterday
Morning Mr. Richard Hutchins< no role > his Matr men being at Break-
-fast at the White Hart - The Witness went to call
them to their Work - the deced was one of the
Company - The Witness & the men in returning
found the Prisoner at the Chandlers Shop door at
Thos. Serives< no role > at Earls Court with a Hay Fork near him.
- it was given out the Prisoner had stoln the Fork
& had Cut out two Lres wh. had been [..] burnt
in. That the deced Endeavoring to see the Fork,
the Prisoner took it & said no body shd. look at it,
the deced neverthless laid hold of it, & the
Prisoner swore it was his own Fork, he bought it
in [..] Robin [..] pur Lane - That in the strugle the Prisoner
was too much for the deced - saw the strugle but
did not see the wounding or the Fork in the Body,
- but he saw the Prisonr. with the Fork in his left hand
shove the Fork towards the deced - That the




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