Death certificates are looked upon, by some researchers, as the poor relation of the certificate world. Admittedly they do not contain as much genealogical information as birth or marriage certificates but they come into their own when they contain the word 'Inquest'. This can lead to Coroners' records or the local newspapers as inquests were invariably recorded in the latter,
Here are the details of the inquests that I have found in local (Brighton) newspapers. These reports can also be found at the appropriate points on this site. The amount of copy varies from a paragraph to major articles in several newspapers.
|Isaac BARTON||1856||Died of a 'rupture of vessel in the heart'. Aged 40.|
|William LINTOTT||1857||Suicide by cutting his throat. Aged 33.|
|Elizabeth BARTON||1866||Suffocated as a result of earth giving way under her. Aged 61.|
|Robert BARTON||1880||Hit by a fishing boat's mooring chain. Aged 27.|
|Maria PLANK||1892||Died of heart disease. Aged 73.|
|Richard LINTOTT||1899||Suicide by hanging. Aged 63 (the younger brother of William above).|
|Albert Edward PLANK||1912||Died of coal gas poisoning.
Aged 24. The following were published in the Sussex Family
Initial inquest & funeral
Conclusion of inquest
|Vera PLANK||1932||Died after being knocked down by a motor-lorry. Aged 11.|