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Westminster Inquest 1907
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

The death certificate of my 3x great grandfather Charles Ayres states that he was a railway passenger guard, who sadly died after a fall from an engine plate. The date of death is 4th Nov 1907, and the informant is the Coroner for Westminster. An inquest date of 7th November 1907 is given.

This is the first inquest I've come across in my research, and so would appreciate any advice regarding next steps.

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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 November 17 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I'd start with emailing Westminster Archives to ask if they hold any Inquest files giving them details (name person, date of Inquest etc.).

A newspaper search might yield a report of the proceedings.

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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 November 17 18:00 GMT (UK) »
Not looking good for South Westminster...

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Paddington or Marylebone look more hopeful though. Can you pinpoint a bit more where your chap met his end?




Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 November 17 12:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks both of you for the replies:

Hi,

I'd start with emailing Westminster Archives to ask if they hold any Inquest files giving them details (name person, date of Inquest etc.).

A newspaper search might yield a report of the proceedings.

Good Luck!

I shall send an email their way today, hopefully they can point me in the right direction. So far newspaper searches are coming up empty but I will continue on.

Not looking good for South Westminster...

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Paddington or Marylebone look more hopeful though. Can you pinpoint a bit more where your chap met his end?






Charles was 58 when he died, and was living in Battersea. Railway records state that he was employed by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway at the time, and that the accident may have happened close to Battersea as well. However he was taken to St George's Hospital, Hanover Square which is where the death is registered.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 November 17 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sam

The unfortunate thing about St George's Hanover Square is that it's not in Paddington or Marylebone

You'll not find a lot of London newspapers online but Westminster Archives itself has, I'm told, a good selection, so it'd be worth asking them about that more than the actual inquest records themselves
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 November 17 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sam

The unfortunate thing about St George's Hanover Square is that it's not in Paddington or Marylebone

You'll not find a lot of London newspapers online but Westminster Archives itself has, I'm told, a good selection, so it'd be worth asking them about that more than the actual inquest records themselves

That's unfortunate, but thanks for clarifying. I've just sent the Westminster Archives an e-mail inquiring about their newspaper archives.

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Re: Westminster Inquest 1907
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 November 17 13:55 GMT (UK) »
I'll be at Westminster next week if you need me to look at anything specific they tell you about.
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