I have two ancestors, Francis Phillips...who accidentally drowned on June 16, 1856 at Lelant and Peter Curnow... who hung himself on May 3, 1858 at St. Ives. I'm wondering if there are any resources for coroner's inquests in the area? I would think that some sort of investigation would be done...but then again who knows. Thanks for any guidance!
I would have thought your best shot would be the local newspapers, there are reports of coroner's inquests this early & earlier - but I don't recall seeing a report of Peter Curnow's death when I trawled that period for Curnows, I'd have kept it.....
Looking also at the transcribed West Briton extracts online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com I see that 1858 has not yet been done.... But 1856 has - & I've had no luck with Francis Phillips either.....
Post by roadrunner on Dec 15, 2014 12:45:19 GMT -5
Hi Steve and Sue Have foundfollowing 1851census Francis Phillips aged 10 St Erth no burial recorded in1856 [St Erth or Lelant] 1851 censusSt Ives HO107/1917 Francis Phillips Folio 381 aged 16 386 aged 16 380 aged 31 386 aged 36 No Burials recorded [St Ives or Lelant]1856 Regards Roadrunner [Doug]
Hey Doug... my Francis was b. 20 Feb 1814, Ludgvan. His was the Francis Phillips family in Halsetown, St. Ives in 1851, aged 36. I have the death record, which lists accidental drowning as his cause of death...and Lelant is listed as the deathplace. Thanks! Steve
Post by Cornish Terrier on Dec 16, 2014 0:09:11 GMT -5
I don't know about records of Coroner's Inquests for Cornwall but checking with the CRO as Sue says would be the best option. And if you are looking for a burial for Francis Phillips I would suggest Towednack might be the place. Francis was married at Towednack and it appears most, if not all, his children were born there. His last daughter (Wilmot Ann) was born at Towednack in 1856 and baptized there 12th August 1860. Unfortunately burial records for the period 1837-1865 at Towednack are not openly available. (Burials to 1812 are in the Hoblyn Transcript and the CFHS have a Burial Index covering the years 1813-1837. Burials from 1865 onwards can be found on the OPC site.