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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
3 June 2019 09:15AM EMMONS James Barry Documentary Inquest 3 April 2019 75 years Chelmsford, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
3 June 2019 09:15AM WRAY Francis Opening/ Documentary Inquest 23 May 2019 86 years Westcliff on Sea, Essex.

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
31 May 2019 09:30AM HADERT David Layton Opening 10 May 2019 87 years Leigh on Sea, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
31 May 2019 09:30AM GUILCHER Raymond Louis Opening/ Documentary Inquest 28 March 2019 71 years Westcliff on Sea, Essex.

Raymond Louis Guilcher died of industrial disease of mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
31 May 2019 09:30AM ELEY Felix Documentary Inquest 1 January 2019 17 days Romford, Essex.

Sudden expected neo-natal death with concomitant risk factor being co-sleeping.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 May 2019 09:30AM CHILDS John Edwin Leslie Alan Opening 12 May 2019 73 years Romford, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 May 2019 09:30AM GRIEF June Elizabeth Opening/ Documentary Inquest 22 March 2019 84 years Brentwood, Essex.

June Elizabeth Grief died of mesothelioma contracted when she was a child exposed to asbestos dust.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 May 2019 09:30AM POOLEY Graham Charles Opening 15 May 2019 61 years Southend on Sea, Essex.
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 May 2019 09:30AM SHERWOOD Paul Matthew Opening/ Documentary Inquest 3 May 2019 39 years Greece.

Open conclusion.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 May 2019 09:30AM STURGEON Kenneth Charles Opening/ Documentary Inquest 14 April 2019 88 years Harlow, Essex.

Kenneth Charles Sturgeon died of natural causes contributed to by industrial disease of asbestos exposure.