10. Coroners’ Records

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Did your ancestor die a sudden or violent death?  Was there an inquest held in Gloucestershire?  Do the records still remain?  This chapter will help you to locate any possible records and give you some ideas as to what you might find in them.  It covers:

  • coroners’ districts
  • records available and what they may contain
  • inquest reports
  • post mortems
  • accidents and suicides
  • murders and executions

Index to Chapter 10.

accident……………………………………………. 2, 9

ALDINGTON……………………………………… 9

Assizes………………………………………………… 7

BAKER………………………………………………. 14

BALL…………………………………………………. 13

BALLINGER……………………………………… 13

BARNETT…………………………………………… 4

Berkeley……………………………………………… 3

Bilson Mine…………………………………………. 9

Bishops Cleeve…………………………………. 13

Bourton on the Hill…………………………….. 4

BRIDGES…………………………………………… 11

Bristol Mercury…………………………………… 4

Brownshill………………………………………….. 7

CARTER……………………………………………… 7

Chalford……………………………………………… 7

Charfield…………………………………………….. 9

China Engine Pit……………………………….. 10

coalmining………………………………………….. 9

consecrated ground…………………………… 10

coroner………………………………………………… 2

Cotswold…………………………………………….. 3

Court of Kings Bench………………………….. 2

cross-roads………………………………………… 11

DANDO………………………………………………. 5

DAVIES……………………………………………….. 7

DAY…………………………………………………….. 8

death certificate…………………………………… 6

executions…………………………………………. 13

felo de se…………………………………………… 10

Forest of Dean…………………………………. 3, 9

freeminer…………………………………………….. 9

GAISFORD………………………………………….. 7

gallows……………………………………………… 13

GARDNER………………………………………….. 4

GIBBS………………………………………………….. 7

Gloucester…………………………………………… 2

Gloucester Gaol……………………………. 11, 13

GREY………………………………………………….. 4

GUBBINS…………………………………………….. 7

GUY…………………………………………………… 13

GWINNETT…………………………………. 12, 13

HARRIS………………………………………………. 7

hospital……………………………………………….. 6

HUGGINS……………………………………………. 7

Hundred of St. Briavel……………………….. 9

inquest…………………………………………….. 2, 6

JENKINS……………………………………………… 9

JONES…………………………………………………. 7

jurors……………………………………………….. 2, 7

KEAR………………………………………………… 10

Kingswood…………………………………………. 9

LUTON……………………………………………….. 7

Mangotsfield………………………………………. 9

MATTHEWS……………………………………….. 7

MEREDITH……………………………………….. 10

MORGAN…………………………………………… 9

MORTON BALLl………………………………… 7

murder………………………………………………… 2

NEWMAN…………………………………………… 7

newspaper…………………………………………… 7

OFFER………………………………………………… 7

Over………………………………………………….. 13

Painswick………………………………………….. 11

post mortem………………………………………… 7

prison………………………………………………….. 6

public house……………………………………….. 6

Pucklechurch……………………………………… 9

Quarter Sessions……………………………… 2, 6

RIDDIFORD………………………………………. 14

Rising Sun Engine Pit………………………… 10

ROGERS TILLSTONE…………………………. 7

SMITH……………………………………………….. 14

Speech House Hill…………………………….. 10

STEEL…………………………………………………. 6

Stroud……………………………………………. 3, 13

suicide…………………………………………… 2, 10

Surgeon………………………………………………… 4

TARVER……………………………………………. 14

Tewkesbury……………………………………….. 2

TINGLE………………………………………………. 9

WEARE……………………………………………….. 7

Westerleigh…………………………………………. 9

WILLIAMS………………………………………….. 7

workhouse………………………………………….. 6