Philip Wait

First Name: Philip
Last Name: Wait

Philip Wait Inquests

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Name Deceased Description Date Inquest Location County Death Type Death Method Inquest Finding
Elizabeth South June 23, 1839 at the dwelling House of William South Laurens County, SC Homicide

do say upon their oaths that some person unknown with certainty not having God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil on the twenty second day of June in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty nine with a murderous weapon in the District afforesaid in and upon the person of the said Elizabeth South then and there being in the peace of God and of the said State feloniously voluntarily and of his own malice aforethought made an asalt [sic] - and that the afforesaid persown [sic] unknown with certainty. Then and there inflict a number of wounds on the person of said Elizabeth South then and there on her throat crosswise one of them passing through to the neck bone of which mortal wounds the afforesaid Elizabeth South did then and there in a short time die...

Jenny Smith December 8, 1838 at the Dwelling House of John Smith Laurens County, SC Unknown

do say uppon their Oaths, that from bruises apearant [sic] on the Body of said Ginny Smith, one on her abdomen one on her breast, some on her neck, and one on her left ear that some Person, or Persons unknown did Kill and Murder the said Jenny Smith in the south east room of the Dwelling House of the aforesiad John Smith - and the said jurors uppon theire Oaths aforesaid further say - that the said Person or Persons Unknown after the commission of said Feloney and Murder did flee away contrary to the Peace and dignity of this state...

John Pope August 29, 1828 at the house of James Watson Laurens County, SC Accident

do say upon there oathes (after hearing all the testimony and Examining the body of the afore Said John Pope) all are of opinion that the afore said John Pope were intoxicated by spirituous liquors and received a fall from his horse which occasioned his death...

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