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Offline SuzieGirl

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Coroner's reports
« on: Wednesday 13 March 19 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know where I can find a coroners report between 1973 and 1983 in Lancashire.  I  know probate was in 1983 Administration in Liverpool, but the person died 28/3/1974 and it wasn't registered until Sept 1974, would this mean there was an inquest? and if so how do I obtain the inquest report and the coroners report.  Thanks

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Re: Coroner's reports
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 20:37 GMT (UK) »
The death cert should confirm if it was registered by Coroner after an inquest or not. 
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Re: Coroner's reports
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Under the Home Office Circular 250/1967, a schedule of destruction of coroners records is laid down.Once 15 years old the records can be weeded,' that is destroyed or sampled by the individual coroner concerned. There are exceptions to the 15 year destruction, and apparently it is not compulsory so some coroners choose not to destroy them. Therefore individual Coroners decide what happens to the papers, but very many of them were destroyed by the coroner anyway, hence there are regional variations in survival. Also Coroners' records are closed for 75 years. Any request to see closed records should be directed to the appropriate local coroner's office.

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Re: Coroner's reports
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 March 19 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to both for your replies.

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Re: Coroner's reports
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 March 19 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Im looking for coroners reports from 1854 and 1872 both in london will they be at the LMA??

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Re: Coroner's reports
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 March 19 13:50 GMT (UK) »
London Metropolitan Archives have a guide to coroners' records at
https://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/RESEARCH_GUIDES/web_detail_rg/SISN+65?SESSIONSEARCH

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