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Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« on: Tuesday 19 June 12 09:40 BST (UK) »
I am hoping that our William Brown who died unexpectedly in Galashiels in December 1860 would have had an inquest and/or a newspaper mention.  In his Probate/Will document, July 1861 it says that he died 'at Galashiels on or about (then there is a gap) day of December'.  It reads as though he was discovered dead some days later; he would have been around 51 years of age.  His family lived in the Isle of Sky, see earlier post re gravestone. 
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)

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Re: Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 June 12 13:14 BST (UK) »
The newspapers are either at the Hawick Hub or at Galashiels library.  You would have to get a local person to look a them or visit yourself.  But there would have been a report probably.  The Scotsman archives are online but cost money to search.  He may be in the Scotsman too if it was a sudden death.


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Re: Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 June 12 20:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks Barbara, a visit to the library is not possible as I live in NZ.  Scotlandspeople have suggested trying the National Library of Scotland so that is possible from here.  It would be mavellous if a local person from Galashiels could find an article in a newspaper.   
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)


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Re: Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 June 12 07:25 BST (UK) »
Is there not a Register of Corrected Entries  RCE to his death entry on Scotlands People?

Regards,   Steve  :)

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Re: Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 June 12 11:11 BST (UK) »
Hi

Here's some background information for regarding procedures in Scotland:

http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/fai.asp

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Re: Where to find Galashiels inquest info, 1860
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 June 12 22:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks Steve and Imber,
  I have asked the Galashiels library for newspaper information and I might need to ask at Inverness as William died without a will and Probate, or whatever it is called in Scotland, had to go through the Inverness Commissary Court.  I am thinking that they must have had some details re his death for the court to act on the matter.  Thanks for the interest.
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)