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THE

KING'S CORONER

BEING

A COMPLETE COLLECTION

OF

THE STATUTES

RELATING TO THE OFFICE

TOGETHER WITH

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SAME

BY

R. HENSLOWE WELLINGTON
Of the Middle Temple, and South Eastern Circuit, Barrister-at-Law,
Deputy Coroner for the City and Liberty of Westminster,

and South Western Division of the County of London ;
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Licentiate

of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

LONDON

WILLIAM CLOWES & SONS, LIMITED

7, FLEET STREET

1905

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, DUKE STREET, STAMFORD STREET, S.E., AND GREAT WINDMILL STREET, W.

PREFACE.

UPON being appointed one of the deputy-coroners for the County of London, and for the City and Liberty of Westminster, I sought for such further knowledge as would enable me to fulfil the duties of my office with credit to myself and satisfaction to those to whose liberality and kindness I am indebted for my appointments. In the course of this pursuit, and for my own use, I made a complete collection of all the statutes relating to the office of coroner from the earliest times down to the present day, remembering that to understand the present state of affairs in any matter a knowledge of the past is necessary. I look forward, I trust in the near future, to seeing yet one more statute added to the list, for the present legislation needs much reformation.

I have allowed myself to be persuaded to publish this collection, together with a short history of the office, with all its deficiencies. Perhaps the little merit it may possess is that of being the only publication of the kind.

I am indebted to Dr. G. F. Warner, Keeper of the Seals at the British Museum, for this opportunity of presenting the frontispiece to my readers : also to the authorities at the Record Office for their courteous assistance in my

researches.

R. HENSLOWE WELLINGTON.

2, Essex COURT, TEMPLE,

October 2nd, 1904.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF THE RULERS

OF ENGLAND.

William I..

II.
Henry I.
Stephen
Henry II.
Richard I.
John.
Henry III. .
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1066-1087
1087-1100
1100–1135
1135-1154
1154-1189
1189-1199
1199-1216
1216-1272
1272–1307
1307-1327
1327-1377
1377-1399
1399-1413
1413-1422
1422–1461
1461-1483
1483-1483
1483-1485
1485-1509

Henry VIII.

1509–1547 Edward VI.

1547-1553 Mary I. .

1553-1558 Elizabeth

1558-1603 James I.

1603-1625 Charles I.

1625-1649 Commonwealth

1649-1659 Charles II. .

1660-1685 James II.

1685-1688

(1689-1694 William III. (and Mary)

1702 Anne

1702–1714 George I.

1714-1727 II.

1727-1760 III.

1760-1820 IV.

1820-1830 William IV.

1830-1837 Victoria .

1837-1901 Edward VII.

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III. . Richard II.. Henry IV.

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VI. Edward IV.

V. Richard III. Henry VII..

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