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05-09-2005, 2:33 PM
I have a death certificate for Ann Rimington 3 June 1882. The district is Hunslet. Cause of death was "found dead" and a note that an inquest was held 5 June 1882. Can anyone advise how I can obtain information on the inquest please.
Your best bet is to see if the inquest was reported in a local paper of the time. If you go to the British Library's Newspaper Catalogue's search page you can find out if any papers exist which cover the place and dates you are after.
I've had a look, and unfortunately, although there newspapers for Hunslet, there wasn't one which covered 1882. However, you might find the event recorded in one of the Leeds newspapers of the time - there were quite a few :)
If you find a paper which seems promising, follow the instructions on the site for contacting the British Library, to see if they will take a look to see if there is a report of the inquest.
05-09-2005, 4:36 PM
This link will take you to the Local and family history services ( im assuming Hunslet is in the county of Leeds ?) http://www.leeds.gov.uk/living/libraries/Local%20and%20Family%20History/Local%20and%20family%20history%20services/page.aspx?style= They hold copies of local newspapers ect. There is a search charge........................ The first 20 minutes research is free. After that, it is £5 per half hour for Leeds residents and £10 per half hour if you live outside Leeds |shakehead discrimination ! but worth a try !
06-09-2005, 6:46 AM
I have been searching for my grandfather's inquest in 1924/25 of his death as a result of being hit by a motor car, through National Archives, which although very helpful, did not have any records. A search as suggested to you, to try to find a relevant newspaper, led me to a few possible newspapers from the area, the staff did the rest and located 'The Borough News' and 2 articles giving me lots af details about the event itself, family details, witnesses etc. What a find and well worth pursuing. The cost was well worth it for me.
Best of luck with your search.
06-09-2005, 1:35 PM
Thank you Sandra, Tracy and AnnB for your suggestions, I will contact the Leeds library and see what comes up.
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