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Gloucestershire Coroner

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Date: 1772-2003
History: Until 1844 Gloucestershire employed four coroners for the county, and separate coroners were employed by the boroughs of Gloucester and Tewkesbury. Any of the four county coroners could act in any part of the county, but tight control of their expenses claims meant that in practice they acted predominantly in their locality. In 1844 this system was formalised and four districts were created entitled the Lower Division, Forest of Dean Division, Upper Division and Stroud Division. Until 1888 county coroners were elected by the freeholders of the county.
Places:
  • Gloucestershire
  • Gloucestershire
Sources of authority: Handlist of the contents of the Gloucestershire Record Office, 4th edn., 1998.
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (local) > Coroner
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C37332 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O43503 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1831-48: register of inquests (John G Ball)
Gloucestershire Archives
See Handlist 1995
2
1790-1823: register of inquests (William Joyner)
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 3514 Glos RO misc
3
1797-1818: inquisitions (Daniel Willey)
Gloucestershire Archives
See Handlist 1995
4
1772-1793: inquisitions and cash book (William Phelps)
Gloucestershire Archives
5
2002-2003: inquest files
Gloucestershire Archives
See Annual Return 2018

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