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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
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House NICHOLS Christopher Thomas Opening 3 June 2022 44 Years Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House WENT David John Opening 24 July 2022 80 Years Basildon, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House HARVEY Robert Opening/ Documentary Inquest 15 May 2022 84 Years Colchester, Essex

Industrial Disease – Mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House PEACOCK Joy Hilary Documentary Inquest 16 December 2021 61 Years Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House DZIURA Artur Jozef Documentary Inquest 7 April 2022 35 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Alcohol related death

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
11 August 2022 09:15am Court room 1 Seax House WILMOT Dudley Edward Documentary Inquest 10 February 2022 78 Years Canvey Island, Essex

Mesothelioma (unclear circumstances of asbestos exposure)

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House MUCKLESTON Ronald Frank Documentary Inquest 20 May 2022 87 Years Harlow, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House OYLER Thomas Alan Documentary Inquest 7 April 2022 57 Years Maldon, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House KEMPTHORNE David George Documentary Inquest 8 November 2021 73 Years Harlow, Essex

Died of a known complication of a necessary surgical procedure

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 August 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House PENNELL Sheila Ann Documentary Inquest 3 June 2022 60 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Died of a known complication of necessary medical treatment