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Flintshire Record Office
Coroner's records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 CR

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Coroner's Records

Short Title: Coroner's records

Creation date(s): 1818-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: over 7,500 items

Name of creator(s): Flintshire County Coroner; East Clwyd District Coroner's Office


Administrative/Biographical history: Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including sudden death, treasure trove and wrecks. Initially, Flintshire had one coroner, whose jurisdiction covered the whole county. From 1874, Maelor, the detached smaller portion of the county, was placed under the jurisdiction of the Shropshire coroner. From 1974, northeast Wales was covered by three districts: East Clwyd, covering most of the old county of Flintshire, West Clwyd, covering most of the old county of Denbighshire, and South Clwyd, covering the Wrexham area.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the Office of the Flintshire County Coroner, 1818-1996, including coroner's inquisitions and related records, 1818-1969; records of the East Clwyd district, 1969-1996, including sudden death reports, 1971-1989; inquest records, 1969-1996; and miscellaneous, 1960-1968.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Flintshire Coroner; and East Clwyd District.

Conditions governing access: Records relating to cases of reported death are closed for 75 years. Access must be sought via the Coroner.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: Records, 1818-1849, were transferred from the Flintshire County Council records.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further Coroner's records are Denbighshire Record Office, West Clwyd District Coroner's records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Coroner's records; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997). Item level descriptions input by Alun Driver.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Clwyd (Wales). | East District Coroner's Office | Archives
Coroners | Wales | Denbighshire
Coroners | Wales | Flintshire
Flintshire (Wales). | County Coroner | Archives

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Corporate names
Clwyd (Wales) | East District Coroner's Office
Flintshire (Wales) | County Coroner

Clwyd (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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