CS084 Coroners Records, Malmesbury 1830-1854


A4 softback. 34 pages

This book not only to faithfully interpret and transcribe the complete contents, apart from Jurors' names, but also to add useful genealogical information from other sources, principally from Parish Burial Registers and local Trade and Residential Directories, which will be of particular use to family historians.

The inquisitions themselves include many clues about relationships, e.g. child of, wife of, etc., that can be particularly useful when researching local families. Genealogists are always lamenting the absence of parents and spouses names in burial registers after printed pages were introduced under Rose's legislation in 1812. Prior to that year the names of the children's parents' and spouses' names were often entered, albeit gratuitously, by the parish scribe, but in the post-1812 registers space has not been allowed for such extra details. Hence, these inquisitions can, to a certain extent, help to compensate for some of the shortcomings of Rose's registers, as the parents' and married partners' names appear frequently in the narratives; indeed, this may be the only written source from which to confirm identification prior to the introduction of Civil Registration in 1837.

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Product Ref: WIL-CS084