City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

14th January 1785 - 26th December 1785

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Image 171 of 69731st March 1785

City & Liberty of
Westmr . in the
County of Midsex }

Informations taken this Thirty first
day of March 1785 at the Parish of
St. Martin in the Fields within the
Liberty of Westmr . in the County of
Midsex upon an Inquisition touching
the death of William Carter< no role > an Infant
lying dead up the said Parish Liberty
and County.

Jane< no role > the Wife of Alexander Aberdeen< no role >
Laborer , Lodging in a three pair of Stairs
Room forwards at No. 1. in little Suffolk
Street in the Parish of St. Martin in
the Fields on her Oath saith, That William
< no role > the Deced an Infant of the Age of
four Years & Son of George Carter< no role > whose Wife
was lying in, and sent the Deced into
Deced's Room to Play with Depts. Child
Yesterday Morning, Says about One o' Clock
Yesterday Dept. went to a Shop the next
Door to buy some Coals, leaving the Deced
with her own Child (Aged three [..] pars) in
the Room, and the Door Locked, Says that
in about a Minute, Dept. being in the
Shop, heard her ownaChild Cry, and looking out
she saw the Deced fall down having come
thro' one of the Windows in her Room
the Sash having been put up since Dept
came do [..] wn, Says that the Deced fell upon
the foot Pavement in little Suffolk Street
and reced a violent Fracture on the
back part of his Head rather to the left
side, of which he died in about an hour
but never was able to speak, and Dept.
says that the Deced Accidentally fell through
the Window in Depts. Room

Jane Aberdeen< no role >
her Mark

Sworn the Day Year & Peace
above mentioned before me
Tho. Prickard< no role > Coroner }

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