Help with a mystery
eidsvold · 05/07/2008 23:49
I have a relative who died in Charring Cross Hotel in the late 1890's. I contacted the hotel to ask about it but was told their records do not go back far enough. He died after surgery at Charring Cross Hospital.
I now can check times archive online. Have not been able to find anything.
SO what do you suggest next:
There was an inquest - do I try and find a coroners report?
Is there anyway you can get very old medical records?
Should I try and find out info for the company he worked for ( London based mining company - relative worked in Asia)
Any other suggestions???
Shitemum · 05/07/2008 23:50
company may have had to pay hospital bills or insurance so i'd start there.
greenelizabeth · 05/07/2008 23:52
What are you looking for? the cause of death?
You have the relative's name? ARe you looking for the exact date of their death so you can get a death certificate?
eidsvold · 06/07/2008 07:20
I have a photocopy of a death certificate but it lists the man as american BUT i know he was born in England. The will was probabted etc here in Aus as his wife and children were here. I have a copy of all that paperwork but wanted some more.
I wanted to know if there was any more information regarding him. I know the company sorted his burial and so was trying to find some burial information.
I am just trying to find out anything I can about this man to add to my family file.
Is is possible to get a copy of inquest information??
Mercy · 06/07/2008 11:54
I've found a list of Charing Cross Hospital records but it doesn't seem at first glance if it will be of any use to you.
Inquests are/were often reported in local newspapers so that might be one way to search. I think you should be able to get hold of Coroner's reports - try London Metropolitan Archives to see if they have anything on this hospital.
eidsvold · 06/07/2008 22:12
thank you mercy and shitemum for that information.
I shall keep looking.
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