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LMA Coroners Court reports (1901-1927)

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VALLMO9
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LMA Coroners Court reports (1901-1927)

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Stumbled across these reports by accident. Beginning on Page 32 are brief descriptions of London coroner's inquests from 1901 to 1927. Each entry provides Name, Age, Occupation, Cause of Death, against Inquest Date. NOTE: If name was unknown, it will be listed under Unknown Man or Unknown Woman - against the Inquest Date. https://search.lma.gov.uk/LMA_DOC/CLA_041.PDF
Norfolk Nan
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Re: LMA Coroners Court reports (1901-1927)

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Thanks for the link - a very interesting but sad slice of early 20c life. So many deaths from clothes catching light or poison or accidents on railways and roads. Too many dead babies abandoned or thrown in the river. Quite a few surgical deaths. A link for social historians I think.
Thunder
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Re: LMA Coroners Court reports (1901-1927)

Post by Thunder »

Interesting. I noticed the entry for Dante Rossetti, I like the way they just describe him as an artist, he was quite well-known:-

CLA/041/IQ/03/029: 1861-1862: Coroner's inquests Sample images are available to view online via the Player and show the inquest report for Elizabeth Rossetti, wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an artist, who accidently took an overdose of laudanum on 10 February 1862.

There are also some executions in prison, people dying in prison and railway accidents. The records go much earlier dates and include Catherine Eddowes (one of the so-called 'canonical' victims of 'Jack the Ripper'). Of course deaths from clothes catching fire still went on until the 1960s when changes to non-inflammable materials and fire guards. Some of the files clearly have a bigger background and could help researchers. Great find though.
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