Inquests

An inquest is held to record:

  • who the deceased was
  • when, where and how he or she came by the medical cause of death 

When a conclusion is reached, the coroner records the details needed for the registration of the death.

An inquest does not determine any question of civil liability or criminal liability on the part of a named person.

Registration of Deaths

If the coroner decides that it is necessary for an inquest to be held, then the death will not be registered until the inquest has been completed, however an Interim Death Certificate will be issued by the coroner pending full registration.

At the conclusion of the inquest the coroner will register the death with the registrar for the area where the death occurred. The register offices for North Wales (East and Central) are:

Forthcoming inquests

Select a date to see inquests taking place that day:

It is an offence to make any recordings or take photographs within the Court Room or the Court building.
Tuesday 2 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

John Stuart Hine

  • Age: 80
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 10 April 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Linda Doreen Arencibia

  • Age: 40
  • Place and date of death: Deeside, 6 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Eirion Dulyn Owen

  • Age: 75
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 1 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Bertram Alec Harvey

  • Age: 91
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 1 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Amy Patricia Jones

  • Age: 89
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 4 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm
Thursday 4 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Paula Maria Chan

  • Age: 61
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 15 August 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Jordan Kenneth Hadley

  • Age: 25
  • Place and date of death: Countess of Chester, 7 March 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Brian Woodside Hutchinson

  • Age: 59
  • Place and date of death: Rhyl, 27 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

Yvonne Williams

  • Age: 65
  • Place and date of death: Llandudno, 9 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Friday 5 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Keith Hyde

  • Age: 66
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 15 December 2020
  • Time of inquest: 10am

John Daniel Roberts

  • Age: 34
  • Place and date of death: Bagillt, 22 April 2022
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Bridgid Kathleen Kenny

  • Age: 93
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 17 April 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

John Ernest Harmston

  • Age: 73
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 10 April 2024
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Wednesday 10 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Annie-Jo Mountcastle

  • Age: 9 months
  • Place and date of death: Llanfair Talhaiarn, 17 November 2017
  • Time of inquest: 10am
Thursday 11 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

James Thomas Davies

  • Age: 80
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 8 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Steven Catherall

  • Age: 64
  • Place and date of death: Denbigh, 14 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10:45am

Henry Alexander Walker

  • Age: 90
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 12 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11:45am

Michael Peter Ellis

  • Age: 77
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 27 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 12:30pm

Alexander Johnston

  • Age: 40
  • Place and date of death: Mold, 18 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

John Doughty

  • Age: 84
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 9 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm
Friday 12 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Jon Matthew Kennedy

  • Age: 46
  • Place and date of death: Broughton, 25 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Barbara Drucilla Fitzmaurice

  • Age: 68
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 20 September 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Tuesday 16 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Michael Davies

  • Age: 68
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 13 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Megan Tudor Williams

  • Age: 90
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 9 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Douglas Stuart Blundred

  • Age: 50
  • Place and date of death: Llangollen, 18 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Brian Malcolm Pugh

  • Age: 63
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 16 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

Maureen Court

  • Age: 76
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 9 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Wednesday 17 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Paul Anthony Roberts

  • Age: 61
  • Place and date of death: Flint, 15 August 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Amanda Francis Owen-Jones

  • Age: 55
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 9 November 2023
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

John Newton Price

  • Age: 81
  • Place and date of death: Buckley, 20 September 2022
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Thursday 18 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Royden Edward Potter

  • Age: 92
  • Place and date of death: Abergele, 22 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Philip Martin Evans

  • Age: 38
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 26 July 2023
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Gerald Jones

  • Age: 80
  • Place and date of death: Rhos on Sea, 6 December 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Michael Stephen Walsh

  • Age: 59
  • Place and date of death: St Asaph, 22 December 2023
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

Christian Martin Smith

  • Age: 46
  • Place and date of death: Denbigh, 3 December 2023
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Tuesday 23 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

David Smith

  • Age: 81
  • Place and date of death: Abergele, 3 August 2023
  • Time of inquest: 9:45am

Donald Clegg

  • Age: 90
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 15 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10:30am

Edward John Ward

  • Age: 73
  • Place and date of death: St Kentigerns, 24 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12:30pm

Muriel June Bradley

  • Age: 85
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 11 May 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Joan Edwards

  • Age: 86
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 24 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm
Wednesday 24 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Lacie Jade Roberts

  • Age: 13
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 22 April 2022
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Carl Lane

  • Age: 29
  • Place and date of death: Llandudno, 12 May 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Thursday 25 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

William Trevor Roberts

  • Age: 88
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 26 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Yolanda Norcross

  • Age: 45
  • Place and date of death: Sandycroft, 10 January 2024
  • Time of inquest: 10:30am

Ernest Brian Wolfenden

  • Age: 91
  • Place and date of death: Llandudno, 2 April 2024
  • Time of inquest:11:30am

Kenneth Tyldesley

  • Age: 83
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 21 March 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

Keiron Christopher Smith

  • Age: 30
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 4 March 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Friday 26 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

John William Dower

  • Age: 82
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 2 February 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Ian Tait

  • Age: 50
  • Place and date of death: Ewloe, 5 July 2023
  • Time of inquest: 2pm
Tuesday 30 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Colin Jones

  • Age: 58
  • Place and date of death: Llandudno, 4 October 2023
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Christopher John Lloyd

  • Age: 62
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 21 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 11am

Paul Darren Morris

  • Age: 56
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham, 18 March 2024
  • Time of inquest: 12 noon

George Peter Karran

  • Age: 85
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 23 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 2pm

Sarah Walker

  • Age: 87
  • Place and date of death: Glan Clwyd, 25 February 2024
  • Time of inquest: 3pm

Margaret Ussher

  • Age: 95
  • Place and date of death: Colwyn Bay, 3 March 2024
  • Time of inquest: 4pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024

Inquest location: Coroner’s Court, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1YN

Naomi Jane Rachel Hughes

  • Age: 53
  • Place and date of death: Wrexham Maelor, 29 October 2021
  • Time of inquest: 10am

Treasure inquests

There are no treasure inquests scheduled at the moment.