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From: "Mike & Margaret Welch" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Inquest details - where found?
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 18:41:08 +0100
As it was natural causes, there may well not have been an inquest.
By the way 'syncope' (pronounced sin-co-pee) is just the medical term for
'a blackout'. (The term is also used for fainting fits, but obviously not in
Just because there is a PM does not automatically mean there is also an
inquest. I understand that if the coroner decides he is happy with the
results of the PM and that it indicates natural causes, he may decide just
to issue a death cert. to allow burial or cremation.
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Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 1:55 PM
Subject: [Lon] Inquest details - where found?
> To all you experts on the list.
> I have the death certificate of my great grandfather, the informant was
the Coroner for Westminster
> 27 Dec 1899, death of John HORSMAN, 8 Little Chester Street, Grosvenor
Place, Belgrave (St George Hanover Square), County of London.
> Male, aged 60
> Occup. a messenger of the above address.
> Cause of death: Syncope following Broncho-pneumonia - natural post mortem.
> informant: Certificate received from J. Troutbeck, Coroner for
> Inquest held on 29 Dec 1899. Death registered on 1 Jan 1900.
> Would I need to search for a newspaper of
> some description for the details of the inquest or is there some other
source that I can use without travelling to London?