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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
25 June 2019 10:00AM STENNING Rocky Curtis Inquest hearing 19 July 2018 26 years HMP Chelmsford.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
24 June 2019 09:15AM BROWN Patricia Opening/ Documentary Inquest 2 June 2019 93 years Grays, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
24 June 2019 09:15AM THOMPSON Leonard Frederick Opening/ Documentary Inquest 26 March 2019 94 years West Hanningfield, Essex.

Leonard Frederick Thompson died of industrial disease of mesothelioma.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
24 June 2019 09:15AM MARGETTS Leonard Albert Opening/ Documentary Inquest 27 March 2019 78 years West Hanningfield, Essex.

Terence Albert Margetts died of industrial of mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
24 June 2019 10:00AM STENNING Rocky Curtis Inquest hearing 19 July 2018 26 years HMP Chelmsford.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
21 June 2019 11:00AM TURNER Mary Inquest hearing 31 January 2019 72 years Whitechapel, London.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
21 June 2019 12:00PM KELLY Christopher James Inquest hearing 9 December 2018 57 years Little Waltham, Essex.

Open

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
21 June 2019 09:15AM DAVIES Jason Peter Documentary Inquest 15 January 2019 29 years Westcliff on Sea, Essex.

Open conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
21 June 2019 09:15AM WHEATON Ian Beresford Opening 6 June 2019 61 years Southend on Sea, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
21 June 2019 09:15AM ROOT Peter Opening/ Documentary Inquest 14 March 2019 84 years Basildon, Essex.

Peter Root died of natural causes contributed to by industrial disease of asbestosis.