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Source: Secretery of State, General Assembly, Committee of Claims, Coroners Inquests, 1738-1775. S.S.316. Coroner's Inquest to Death of Edward MATCHETT-1763 The Inquisition in Dented taken at the House of Tho's KENAN In the County afores'd the third Day of March in the Year of Our Lord 1763 before one Edward BYRD, Gen't. on of the Coroners of the Said County Upon View of the body of Edward MATCHITT Late of S'd County Then and There lying Dead, and upon the Oath of Col. Felix KENAN Good and Lawfull men of the Parish of St. Gabriel in the said County of Duplin who being Charg'd and Sworn to Enquire how and in What manor the s'd Edward MATCHITT by his Death Came; upon there Oaths Do Say that on the Second Day of March in the Year and at the Place afores'd came by his Death by the faling of a horse against a pine Tree. In Testimony where of I as well as the s'd Coroner as the Jourior afores'd to this Inquisition have Seaverlly put our Seals the Day ,Year and Place first above Mentioned. Joseph WILLIAMS, Forman Thos. KENAN David THOMSON Anthony MILLER Michael KING William PITTMAN Archbil BELL Thomas HICKS Moses SMITH Andr'w THOMSON John AUSTINE Denis FOLLEY John DICKSON Benjamin JOHNSTON Urh BLANTHON Jos. WILLSON Before me the date above Written, Edwd. BIRD, Coroner NB fees paid E.B.