Inquest

Lizzie Borden’s Inquest Testimony

The following document is comprised of the testimony of Lizzie Andrew Borden presented at the Inquest into the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Borden, held August 9-11, 1892. All testimony presented here has been transcribed with all grammatical and typographical errors left intact. The pagination of the hardcopy in the Fall River Historical Society’s archive of the inquest has also been retained.

Because Volume I of the Inquest is currently lost to us, Lizzie Borden’s inquest testimony is reproduced here as an exact transcription of The Evening Standard, New Bedford, MA, June 12, 1893, Monday Evening Edition, p. 8 plus 2 unnumbered supplement pages. It was created by Terence Duniho and Stefani Koorey while writing their article “Will the Real Inquest Testimony of Lizzie Borden Please Stand Up” (Lizzie Borden Quarterly: Oct. 2001).

LIZZIE’S INQUEST TESTIMONY (PDF File)
Inquest Testimony, Volume II

The following document is comprised of the testimony of Volume II of the Inquest into the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Borden, held August 9-11, 1892. All testimony presented here has been transcribed with all grammatical and typographical errors left intact. The pagination of the hardcopy in the Fall River Historical Society’s archive of the inquest has also been retained.

The Witnesses include: Eli Bence, Emma Borden, Lizzie A. Borden, Dr. Seabury W. Bowen, Adelaide B. Churchill, Hannah H. Gifford, Hiram C. Harrington, Frederick B. Hart, Frank H. Kilroy, John V. Morse, Alice M. Russell, Charles S. Sawyer, Augusta D. Tripp and Sarah B. Whitehead. Lizzie Borden’s testimony is contained in Volume I and is reprinted from the New Bedford Evening Standard as both hers and Bridget Sullivan’s testimony is lost to us.

INQUEST TESTIMONY, VOL. II (PDF File)