Coroners' Inquests  
Tuesday 09 July 2019, 19:15 - 21:30

Dr Kathy Chater: Coroners' Inquests

BecCoronersCourtsThe coroner holds an inquest if a death has been sudden and unexplained, when the cause is unknown, or the death is unnatural. Requiring no legal or medical knowledge until more recent times, the Coroner was an elected official. Inquests were often held in rooms in pubs. Records of Inquests are fascinating - where they can be found - throwing much light on the way of life and manner of death experienced by our ancestors. The majority of post mid-18th century records are held at local archives, but The National Archives holds some dating back to the 12th century, although none is available to view online.

Tuesday 9th July 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Location Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX
Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6)