historical violence database
Inquests in Gloucester, Bristol and Coventry, England 1500-1838
(May 2010 version)
The following files and spreadsheet were created by a retired citizen of the United Kingdom who has kindly donated his work to the HVD. The donor wishes to remain anonymous. As he explains, in his own words,
I have been researching Violent and Unexpected or Unexplained Deaths as reflected in the newspapers of the time, official records such as Burial Registers or Parish papers, records of Coroner's Inquests, and any other papers which have come to hand. My focus was originally on the Severnside area of the UK, mainly Gloucestershire and Bristol but including parts of the surrounding counties, and my intention was to compare the Severn Estuary with the results for the Thames Estuary. However, since those days I have been traveling and I now have material relating to Sydney (NSW Australia), Hong Kong and Singapore, and almost any area where the English had a presence.
The donor is especially interested the death records of port cities.
The following files are available: