City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

14th January 1785 - 26th December 1785

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Image 142 of 69718th March 1785

City and Liberty
of Westminster
in the County
Middlesex }
to wit.

An Inquisition Indented, taken for our Sovereign Lord the
King at Tothill Fields Bridewell in the Parish of St. Margaret
within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster ,
in the County of Middlesex , the Eighteenth day of March in the twenty fifth
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
< no role > , Gentleman, Coroner of our said Lord the King for the said City and Liberty, on
View of the Body of Benjamin Higgs a Prisoner then and there lying dead, upon
the Oath of
Samuel Ray< no role > , John Davies< no role > , John Sowton< no role >
James Hammett< no role > , Hercules Pasco< no role > , Joseph Phillips< no role > ,
William Fisher< no role > , Robert Porrant< no role > , Thomas Dewick< no role > ,
Richard Cox< no role > , Thomas Pearce< no role > , and Dennis Anderson< no role > ,
good and lawful Men of the said Liberty, duly
chosen, who being then and there duly sworn and charged to enquire for our said Lord the
h is Death, do upon their Oath say That the said Benjamin
< no role > being a Prisoner in Tothill Fields Bridewell
at the Parish aforesaid within the Liberty and
County aforesaid, on the said Eighteenth day of
March in the Year aforesaid at Tothill Fields Bridewell
aforesaid, departed this Life by the Visitation of God,
in a natural Way. In Witness whereof as well
the said Coroner, as the said Samuel Ray< no role > Foreman
of the said Jurors, on the behalf of himself and
the rest of his Fellows, in their presence, have
to this Inquisition set their Hands and Seals
the Day Year and Place abovementioned.

Tho. Prickard< no role > [mark] Coroner

Samuel Ray< no role > [mark] Foreman

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