City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

2nd January 1786 - 23rd December 1786

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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 Martin in the Fields
within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster ,
in the County of Middlesex , the fourth day of January in the twenty sixth
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 Alexander Anderson< no role > then and there lying dead, upon
the Oath of Charles Wright< no role > , Edward Pelch< no role > This name instance is in set 3339. , John Simmons< no role > , William
< no role > , John Waller< no role > , James Ingels, William Wrench< no role > William
< no role > , Joseph Vernon< no role > , Joseph Rudge< no role > , Joseph Tompkins< no role > ,
Samuel Bonney< no role > , Thomas Bradley< no role > , William Tremmels< no role > , Thomas
< no role > and Robert Turnbull< 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 Alexander Anderson< no role > came to
h is Death, do upon their Oath say, That the said Alexander Anderson< no role > not
being of sound Mind Memory and Understanding, but lunatick and
distracted, on the Third day of January in the Year aforesaid, at
the Parish aforesaid, within the Liberty and County aforesaid, to wit,
into the River Thames there did cast and there himself by
means of which said casting and throwing, he the said
Alexander Anderson< no role > in the Waters of the said River was
then and there suffocated and drowned, of which said
Suffocation and drowning he the said Alexander Anderson< no role >
then and there instantly died, And so the Jurors aforesaid,
upon their Oath aforesaid, do say, that the said Alexander
< no role > in manner and by the means aforesaid, not being
of sound Mind, Memory and Understanding but lunatick and distracted
did drown and kill himself. In Witness whereof as well the said Coroner,
as the said Charles Wright< 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

Chas. Wright< no role > [mark] Foreman

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