H. M. Coroners of Monmouthshire, Coroners' Inquest Files

Scope and Content

H. M. Coroner of Monmouthshire, Coroners' inquest files, 1866-1883.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including treasure trove and wrecks. The Coroner also investigated the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. Until 1926 all such inquests were held before a jury.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, H. M. Coroner of Monmouthshire, Coroners' Inquest Files, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997)

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A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


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