Inquest Info

Started by: gemfree (inactive)

Does anyone know where I can access Inquest Reports from 1916 please.

Started: 14th Apr 2013 at 23:37

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

history shop/museum of wigan life is a good starting point if its a local inquest you want to trace.
Wigan Examiner and Wigan observer files will probably have the info but unless you've got a date for the death you'll just have to wade through them all for the year. Good luck.

Replied: 15th Apr 2013 at 16:10

Posted by: gaffer (6862) 

Gem free

If you are looking for a specific person a death certificate will pinpoint the event date. If there was an inquest the coroner's name will be listed under the cause of death.

Replied: 15th Apr 2013 at 19:33

Posted by: gemfree (inactive)

I've got the death certificate which gives both the date of the inquest and the Coroner's name (albeit slightly unreadable). Maybe H Mulligan or H Milligan can't decide which.

Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 19:53

Posted by: jo anne (33741) 

Hello Gemfree

Nov. 25. 1904 - Mr. H. Milligan (Borough Coroner) held his first inquest in Pemberton.

Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 20:00

Posted by: gemfree (inactive)

thanks Joanne I shall visit History Shop next week

Replied: 19th Apr 2013 at 22:25

Posted by: jo anne (33741) 

Hope you find the information you're looking for, Gemfree.

Wigan Heritage Service - Local & Family History

Replied: 20th Apr 2013 at 16:19

Posted by: carol gr (910) 

I found a report on the death by drowning in the Leeds Liverpool canal of the wife of my Great uncle. I searched following an entry in the cemetery indexes (thanks Freda) for 1907. It involved going through the microfilms of the local newspapers of the time. It was a fascinating read. She was a husband beating (husband was blind), drunken, philanderer according to the report. She jumped off a bridge into the canal.

Replied: 22nd Apr 2013 at 15:20

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I wish I could find a report of my GT uncle drowned in Portobella Basin Dublin Ireland 1885 north land fuseliars.Got the death cert but will nt give the report of the inquest opr if the body was recovered

Replied: 29th Apr 2013 at 15:02

Posted by: vera howarth (2584) 

There are quite a lot of newspaper reports of Wigan inquests on "Old Mersey Times" web site. It's a fascinating site for lots of other subjects as well.The site is not completely dedicated to Merseyside.

Replied: 10th May 2013 at 09:22

Posted by: gemfree (inactive)

sad tale, crushed by a runaway coal cart that he didnt avoid fast enough. Mine owners were said to be not to blame for the death of a 15 year old boy.

Replied: 11th Jan 2014 at 23:34

Posted by: kathpressey (5350) 

well there was no Health and safety then. Poor boy

Replied: 12th Mar 2014 at 11:40


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