City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

1st January 1790 - 31st December 1790

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Image 727 of 77821st December 1790

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 Clement Danes
Within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster ,
in the County of Middlesex , the Twenty third day of December in the Twenty first
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 Sarah Cox< no role > then and there lying dead, upon
the Oath of John Might Dent< no role > , Thomas Ravencroft< no role > , William Clarke< no role > , Joseph Treble< no role >
Joseph Little< no role > , John Barber< no role > , William Beckenham< no role > , Joseph Fletcher< no role > , Thomas Day< no role >
Benjamin Saunders< no role > , William Stedman< no role > , William Herbert< no role > , William Bethell< no role >
Thomas Baylis< no role > and Robert Leeming< 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 Sarah Cox< no role > came to
her Death, do upon their Oath say That the said Sarah Cox< no role > on the Twenty third
day of December being asleep in a certain Garrett belonging to the Chambers
of Robert Graham< no role > Esqr. situate in Lincoln's Inn in the Parish aforesaid
within the Liberty and County aforesaid and the Wind being very high the
Stock of Chimneys of the said House were blown down into the Garret
wherein the said Sarah Cox< no role > was sleeping whereby the said Sarah Cox< no role >
then and there Accidentally Causally and by misfortune received divers
mortal Bruises in and upon her Body, of which said mortal Bruises
she the said Sarah Cox< no role > then and there instantly died. And so the
Jurors aforesaid upon their Oath aforesaid do say that the said Sarah
< no role > in manner and by the means aforesaid Accidentally Casually and
by Misfortune came to her Death, and not otherwise

In Witness whereof as well the said Coroners as
the said John Wright Dent< 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 above

Tho. Prickard< no role > [mark] Coroner

John [..] [mark] Foreman< no role >

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