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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
18 January 2019 09.30am COWBURN Ivan Henry Opening/ Documentary Inquest 26 November 2018 87 years old Hamble Way, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Industrial Disease of Mesothelioma.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 January 2019 09.30am WARREN Raymond Mark Opening 9 January 2019 46 years old St. Marys Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 January 2019 09.30am RENTON Timothy Opening 10 January 2019 45 years old Church Lane Level Crossing, Ingatestone
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 January 2019 09.30am NJIE Ashley Stephen Documentary Inquest 18 November 2018 32 years old The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex

SUICIDE

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 January 2019 10.00am (DAY TWO) PAYNE-SMITH Henry Charles Inquest hearing 1 May 2018 9 months old Stade Street, Hythe

Baby Henry Charles Payne-Smith died of natural causes, namely the effects of undiagnosed breech in advanced labour and difficult breech vaginal delivery, both recognised complication of childbirth.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 January 2019 10.00am PAYNE-SMITH Henry Charles Inquest hearing 1 May 2018 9 months old Stade Street, Hythe
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 January 2019 09.30am BOWEN Michael Opening 12 January 2019 61 years old Essex Marina, Wallasea Island
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 January 2019 09.30am BURNES Grace Mowbray Opening/ Documentary Inquest 8 January 2019 84 years old Princess Alexandra Hospital, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex

ACCIDENT

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 January 2019 09.30am REILLY Francis Patrick Opening/ Documentary Inquest 29 December 2018 57 years old Lundy Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

OPEN

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 January 2019 09.30am RAFFA Carmelinda Opening/ Documentary Inquest 27 October 2018 46 years old Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

KILLED HERSELF