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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
10 June 2019 12:00PM MITCHELL Joseph Henry Inquest hearing 21 January 2019 23 years Southend on Sea, Essex.

Joseph Henry Mitchell killed himself.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 June 2019 3:30PM MATTOCKS Duncan Thomas Inquest hearing 2 November 2018 31 years Colchester, Essex.

Open conclusion.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 June 2019 09:30AM HOOPER Pamela Ellen Opening 21 May 2019 59 years Cambridge
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 June 2019 09:30AM BAUMBACK Melvin Robert Opening 27 April 2019 64 years Basildon, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 June 2019 10:00AM PAGE Ronald Albert Inquest hearing 28 July 2018 86 years Westcliff on Sea, Essex.

Ronald Albert Page died of natural causes possibly contributed to by knee surgery.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 June 2019 09:30AM DURBAN David Opening 21 May 2019 48 years Southend on Sea, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 June 2019 09:30AM HERRINGTON Jeffrey Opening/ Documentary Inquest 29 March 2019 84 years Basildon, Essex.

Jeffrey Herrington died of industrial disease of pulmonary fibrosis (asbestos related).

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 June 2019 09:30AM PATEL Gail Opening/ Documentary Inquest 28 May 2019 75 years Chelmsford, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
7 June 2019 09:30AM HOWARD Geoffrey Jack Opening/ Documentary Inquest 25 May 2019 73 years Waltham Abbey.

Geoffrey Jack Howard died of industrial disease of mesothelioma.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
6 June 2019 11:00AM PATEL Birju Rajendra Inquest hearing 12 December 2018 27 years Hockley, Essex.

Adjourned until 12th July 2019 at 10:00am