Isle of Wight Council

Coroners Office

Inquests

A Coroner will undertake an inquest if the cause of death is unknown or if the person:

  • Possibly died a violent or unnatural death. 
  • Died in custody or otherwise in state detention.

It is a coroner's duty at an inquest to establish who the deceased was and how, when and where the deceased came by his or her death. It is a fact finding process.  An inquest is not permitted to determine or appear to determine a criminal liability by a named person or civil liability.  It is about what happened, and how it happened, not who was responsible for what happened; this is the responsibility of the civil and criminal courts.

After an inquest the coroner will send the necessary details to the register of births and deaths for the death to be registered when it occurred in England and Wales.

Please note: That if the coroner has decided to investigate a death, registration of the death must wait for the coroner to finish his or her inquiries.  These inquiries may take time, so it is always best to contact the coroner's office before any funeral arrangements are made.

Contact with Coroners

We are keeping COVID-19 safe and would ask that you do not visit the Coroner’s Office in person unless you are specifically advised to do so by a Coroners Officer.

For any enquiries please email coroners@iow.gov.uk

Alternatively you can Telephone 01983 823010.

Please note that due to these unprecedented times the Coroners Office workstreams have increased.  It will take longer for a Coroners Officer to respond to any telephone messages. Please email your enquiry to the above email address where the response may be quicker.

Latest Inquest Dates

We regularly update the list of latest inquest dates. However dates and times can be subject to change at short notice.

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Section 9C Inquests

Inquests to be concluded in writing pursuant to S.9C of the Coroners Justice Act 2009. These cases will be completed within 21 days of being listed on this website.

Name  Age  Date of death  Place of death  Coroner 
 Christine Ann ASH  62 yrs  22 July 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Derrick  William AUSTIN  85 yrs  14 September 2020  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Angela Joyce AYRES  73 yrs  17 November 2021  Southampton  C S Sumeray
 Barbara  Violet BAGGALEY  77 yrs  13 November 2021  Totland Bay  C S Sumeray
 Kenneth  John BAKER  74 yrs  8 May 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Robert Leslie BARNES  76 yrs  18 April 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Elizabeth Margaret BETHELL  89 yrs  9 August 2020  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Shirley Ann BLACKMAN  85 yrs  27 January 2022  Shanklin  C S Sumeray
 Jean BROWN  86 yrs  28 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Lesley Ann BRYANT  72 yrs  30 August 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Christopher  James BYRNE  56 yrs  29 June 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Frank David Nigel CHADNEY  76 yrs  21 July 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Peter  Terence CHAPMAN  82 yrs  25 September 2019  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Mary Diana DAVIES  92 yrs  24 February 2022  Shanklin  C S Sumeray
 George William Francis DEIGHTON  84 yrs  16 June 2021  Havenstreet  C S Sumeray
 Deidre Ann DIGHT  44 yrs  13 May 2021  Sandown  C S Sumeray
 Arthur Roland DOWNER  68 yrs  11 May 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 David John DUNBAR  66 yrs  16 November 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Dorothy Rose DYER  90 yrs  13 November 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Sarah  Bridget O'Donel FERGUSON  75 yrs  29 November 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Robert GRAHAM  88 yrs  20 March 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Susan Rosemary GRIFFITH  80 yrs  28 August 2021  Cowes  C S Sumeray
 Tony  William GROUNDSELL  76 yrs  19 October 2021  Ryde  C S Sumeray
 Peter Alan HALL  73 yrs  3 October 2020  Ryde  C S Sumeray
 Donald Henry HAMPTON  65 yrs  26 June 2021  Ryde  C S Sumeray
 Sylvia Mary HARRISON  84 yrs  1 March 2022  Totland Bay  C S Sumeray
 David Alan HOPE  91 yrs  4 December 2021  Totland Bay  C S Sumeray
 Doris Jean KEEPING  93 yrs  9 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Brian Leonard LACEY  84 yrs  10 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 David Edward LEE  82 yrs  21 January 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Naomi Kathleen LEWIS  42 yrs  22 December 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Shawn MCCLANE  50 yrs  16 September 2021  Sandown  C S Sumeray
 Thomas Howard MOORE  84 yrs  14 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 David John MOWLAM  87 yrs  30 March 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Joyce Margaret PIDGEON  86 yrs  6 April 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Trevor Llewellyn ROBERTS  73 yrs  14 February 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Richard ROWELL  55 yrs  3 July 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Christopher Joseph SHEERAN  75 yrs  25 November 2021  Sandown  C S Sumeray
 Muriel Betty SHIMMEN  91 yrs  5 May 2022  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Noreen Margaret Huxley SMITH  96 yrs  4 November 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 William Bruce SOMERVILLE  90 yrs  27 October 2021  East Cowes  C S Sumeray
 Brian TONGUE  83 yrs  3 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Walter  Ernest UPSON  91 yrs  16 September 2020  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Joan Anna Eileen VANDECASTEELE  84 yrs  23 September 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Elizabeth Ann WALLACE  56 yrs  16 January 2021  Ventnor  C S Sumeray
 Geoffrey WAY  72 yrs  2 November 2021  Ryde  C S Sumeray
 Audrey Clare WESSON  84 yrs  9 September 2021  Totland Bay  C S Sumeray
 Malcolm WEST  82 yrs  29 October 2021  Newport  C S Sumeray
 Sheila Mary WHITE  83 yrs  20 October 2021  Totland Bay  C S Sumeray
 Gemma Louise WILLIS  43 yrs  31 May 2021  Freshwater  C S Sumeray
 Trevor Andrew YATES  62 yrs  18 September 2020  Newport  C S Sumeray