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We have prepared some information all about Inquests for families and witnesses. These are the upcoming Inquests and Inquest Openings for Essex Coroner’s Service.

Please note:

  • Inquests, Inquest Openings and Pre-Inquest Reviews for Essex are usually held in open court in Chelmsford.
  • This list is published each working day by 5pm, giving Inquest Hearings two days in advance. Inquest Openings, Pre-Inquest Reviews and Documentary Inquests are listed for the following working day only.
  • We work hard to make sure these lists are accurate. Sometimes changes are unavoidable.
  • Inquests timings are not confirmed until the Inquest is officially opened. The media should not publish any details of the deceased until after the Inquest is opened.

The search covers Inquests from last month and any available future dates. Any requests for Inquests prior to last month should be directed to essex.coronersservice@essex.gov.uk

You can search for a specific inquest by using one or more of the search options below.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
12 December 2017 10:00AM ROYCE Craig David Inquest hearing 25 December 2016 46 years Chelmsford, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 December 2017 10:00AM ROYCE Craig David Inquest hearing 25 December 2016 46 years Chelmsford, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 December 2017 9:00AM SWAINSON Alan Fergus Opening/ Documentary Inquest 1 October 2017 80 years Basildon, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 December 2017 9:00AM ROGERS Robert Victor Documentary Inquest 31 October 2017 44 years Clacton on Sea, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 December 2017 9:00AM LEE Benita Christine Documentary Inquest 30 September 2017 34 years Braintree, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
8 December 2017 10:00AM ROYCE Craig David Inquest hearing 25 December 2016 46 years Chelmsford, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
8 December 2017 11:00AM POTTER Nicholas Mark Opening 1 December 2017 29 years Loughton, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
8 December 2017 11:00AM BLAYLOCK William Opening/ Documentary Inquest 23 October 2017 85 years Colchester, Essex.

William Blaylock died of mesothelioma but there is insufficient evidence that the asbestos exposure was work related.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 December 2017 11:00AM COOK Eric Albert Opening/ Documentary Inquest 1 December 2017 88 years Basildon, Essex.

Eric Albert Cook died as a result of an accident.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 December 2017 10:00AM ROYCE Craig David Inquest hearing 25 December 2016 46 years Chelmsford, Essex.