City of Westminster Coroners:
Coroners' Inquests into Suspicious Deaths

2nd January 1787 - 29th December 1787

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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 twentieth day of August in the twenty seventh
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 Thomas Guilling< no role > then and there lyind dead, upon
the Oath of Thomas Graham< no role > , Robert Hampton< no role > , Jacob Jacobs< no role > , Charles Wright< no role >
Michael Burch< no role > , Edward Pilch< no role > This name instance is in set 3339. , David Mac Callen< no role > , Charles
< no role > , John Bess< no role > , Thomas Hincks< no role > , Joshua Davis< no role > , John
< no role > , Edward White< no role > & John Lear< 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 Thomas Guilling came to
h is Death, do upon their Oath say That the said Thomas Guilling on the
nineteenth day of August in the Year aforesaid was Bathing
himself in the River Thamas at the Cotton of Northumberland
Street in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields within
the LIberty and County aforesaid, and that it so happened
that the said Thomas Guilling Accidentally casually &
by Misfortune in the water of the said River Thames
was then and there suffocated and drowned of which said
suffocation and Drowning he the said Thomas Guilling
then and there died And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their
Oath aforesaid do say that the said Thomas Guilling 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
Thomas Graham< 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 abovementioned

Tho. Prickard< no role > Coroner

Thomas Graham< no role > Foreman

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