City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

14th January 1785 - 26th December 1785

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

An Inquisition Indented, taken for our Sovereign Lord the
King at the Parish of Saint James
within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter , Westminster ,
in the County of Middlesex , the Thirtieth 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 John Nordaby then and there lying dead, upon
the Oath of Richard Aspline< no role > , Henry Christer< no role > James Cope< no role >
Thomas Neal< no role > John Wadeley< no role > , Robert Proctor< no role > , Daniel Frotman< no role >
Thomas Oldham< no role > , David Riches< no role > , Samuel Hall< no role > , John
< no role > , John Edwards< no role > and Benjamin Mapleson< 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
King, when, how, and by what Means the said John Nordaby came to
h is Death, do upon their Oath say, That the said John Nordaby on the
Twenty ninth day of March in the Year aforesaid being in a
Gallery in a certain Stable Yard called Ormond Yard in the
Parish aforesaid within the Liberty and County aforesaid
And being then Intoxicated with Liquor, and coming down Stairs
out of the said Gallery, It so happened that the said John Nordaby
Accidentally Casually and by Misfortune fell from the top of the said
Stairs into the said Stable Yard, and thereby then and there received
a violent Concussion upon the Brain, of which he languished from
the said Twenty ninth day of March in the Year aforesaid until the
Thirtieth day of the same Month at the Parish and in the Liberty and
County aforesaid, on which said Thirtieth day of March in the Year
aforesaid he the said John Nordaby< no role > at the said Parish of St. James
of the mortal Concussion aforesaiddid die. And so the
Jurors aforesaid upon their Oath aforesaid do say, that the said
John Nordaby in Manner and by the Means aforesaid Accidentally
Casually and by Misfortune came to his death. and not otherwise
In Witness whereof as well the said Coroner as the said Richard
Aspline 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 > Coroner .

Ricd. Aspline< no role > Foreman

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