City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

5th January 1788 - 29th December 1788

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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 Margaret
within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster ,
in the County of Middlesex , the twenty seventh day of September in the twenty eighth
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 William Crew< no role > then and there lying dead, upon
the Oath of Robert Askey< no role > , John Watts< no role > , Peter Marshall< no role >
Richard Sherlock< no role > , James Kerton< no role > , Robert Brewning< no role > , William
< no role > , William Jordan< no role > , William Black< no role > , Henry Benman< no role > , Michael
< no role > , and John Church< no role > good and lawful Men of the said Liberty, duly
chose, 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 William Crew< no role > came to
h is Death, do upon their Oath say That the said William Crew< no role > not being
of sound Mind Memory and Understanding but Lunatick and
distracted, on the twenty sixth day of September in the year aforesaid
one End of a certain piece of Cord unto a Nail fixed in the Door in the
Lodging Room or apartment of him the said William Crew< no role > in the
Dwelling House of John Phipps< no role > situate in Jeffries's Buildings in
the said Parish of Saint Margaret within the Liberty and County
aforesaid and the other End there of about his Liberty and County
and fasten and therewith did then and these hang suffocate
and strangle himself of which saw hanging suffocation and
strangling he the said Edward Williams< no role > not being of sound
mind Memory and Undersatanding but lunatick and distracted
in manner and by the means aforesaid did till himself

In Witness whereof as well the said
Coroner as the said Robert Askey 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

Robt Askey< no role > Foreman

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