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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Leeds Inquest 1873
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 08:24:09 +0100
Ann You would have to be very lucky for an inquest report to survive.
They were the personal property of the coroner, who had no obligation
to retain them.
But reports on inquests were the staple fare of local papers. I would
look at the British Library Newspaper Catalogue online to find a
possible newspaper for Leeds in 1873 then see if a local library or
record office in Leeds would do you a search and a copy of any reports.
I was lucky with an inquest in Kent on an ancestor, and it didn't cost
much at all. The inquest took place the day after the death and was
reported in that day's paper.
On 14 Oct 2007, at 04:10, Ann Walker wrote:
> Can anyone tell me where I could find information concerning an
> Inquest in Leeds in 1873? Would newspapers carry details of an
> Ann Walker
> Wellington, NZ