HM Coroner's Service - Inquest Timetable and Diary

The inquests shown below are those listed for hearing in the next month.  Major inquests that are arranged well in advance are also shown.

It is possible that if an inquest is listed at very short notice, it may not appear in the list below.  If you are concerned that an inquest for a relative of yours does not appear, you are welcome to contact the Coroner's office.

Important notice:

The Coroner's Office (Fairfield, Cockermouth) is open to allow families to attend inquests . However, in line with Government advice, if you are attending HM Coroners Court, the wearing of a face covering is voluntary.   

Also, whilst immediate family members are able to attend inquests, spaces in the Court have been limited. There is seating for a maximum of 15 people.

Should you have any questions or queries, you can contact the office on 0300 303 3180 or email hmcoroner@cumbria.gov.uk

**Please Note: Inquests are public hearings and as such the Press may attend and report on proceedings**

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Timetable last updated - 1 February 2023  

10.00am 

William Armstrong Age 93  from Carlisle

Date of death: 11 April 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


11.00am 

Ian McQueen Age 83  from Maryport

Date of death: 17 December 2022  Place of death: Maryport

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


11.30am 

Maureen Morrow Age 84  from Carlisle

Date of death: 18 December 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


12.00pm 

Laurence Davie Age 86  from Carlisle

Date of death: 17 December 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


Not before 12.30pm 

Mary Bell Age 94  from Carlisle

Date of death: 19 December 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


Not before 12.30pm 

Alfred Cannell Age 92  from Kendal

Date of death: 20 December 2022  Place of death: Kendal

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


2.00pm 

Daniel Duke Age 42  from Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 7 December 2022  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 1 Hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


3.00pm Pre Inquest Review Hearing

Christopher Crosthwaite Age 40  from Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 12 October 2021  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 2 hours

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw



10.00am 

Michael Eldred Age 45  from Ulverston

Date of death: 18 June 2022  Place of death: High Wallowbarrow

Estimated 2 hours

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


12.00pm 

Kerri Rooney Age 44  from Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 21 September 2022  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


2.00pm 

Norman Robinson    Age 83  from Millom

Date of death: 2 September 2022  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


3.00pm 

Joan Gibson    Age 86  from Brampton

Date of death: 3 August 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


4.00pm 

Lynne White    Age 71  from Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 30 July 2022  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Dr Nicholas Shaw


10.00am 

Jordan Kelly  Age 29  from Whitehaven

Date of death: 27 September 2020  Place of death: Whitehaven

Estimated 2 hours

Coroner: Ms Margaret Taylor


12.00pm 

Amanda Warren  Age 46  from Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 3 September 2022  Place of death: Barrow-in-Furness

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Ms Margaret Taylor


2.00pm 

Judith Armstrong  Age 51  from Whitehaven

Date of death: 18 July 2022  Place of death: Whitehaven

Estimated 2 hours

Coroner: Ms Margaret Taylor


4.00pm 

Marie Nunn Age 53  from Carlisle

Date of death: 8 June 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Ms Margaret Taylor







10.00am 

Jack Buckingham  Age 93 from Penrith

Date of death: 5 August 2022  Place of death: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


11.00am 

Elizabeth Peckford  Age 77 from Carlisle

Date of death: 17 September 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


Not before 12.00pm 

Frances Armstrong Age 56 from Carlisle

Date of death: 18 December 1977  Place of death: Unknown

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


12.00pm 

Ann Hayman  Age 99 from Kendal

Date of death: 21 December 2022  Place of death: Kendal

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


12.30pm 

Allan Riley Age 81 from Whitehaven

Date of death: 24 December 2022  Place of death: Whitehaven

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


2.00pm 

Joyce Greenop  Age 93  from Penrith

Date of death:  25 September 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


2.30pm 

Albert Taylor Aitken  Age 87  from Workington

Date of death:  17 October 2022  Place of death: Whitehaven

Estimated 30 minutes

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


3.00pm 

David Anderson Halliday  Age 65 from Seascale

Date of death: 7 August 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen


4.00pm 

Terence Queen Age 60 from Carlisle

Date of death: 29 June 2022  Place of death: Carlisle

Estimated 1 hour

Coroner: Mr Robert Cohen













Timetable last updated - 1 February 2023


Thursday 2 February - Inquests to be opened by Dr Nicholas Shaw


Reece Cowan - Late of Carlisle

Date of death: 31 December 2022

Date of birth: 13 January 1999

Inquest adjourned to 13 June 2023


Joseph Dunn - Late of Workington

Date of death: 13 September 2022

Date of birth: 14 July 1987

Inquest adjourned to 2 March 2023


Kelly Laurie- Late of Workington

Date of death: 13 September 2022

Date of birth: 4 June 1976

Inquest adjourned to 2 March 2023


Alban Watts - Late of Penrith

Date of death: 11 January 2023

Date of birth: 22 November 1961

Inquest adjourned to 18 July 2023


Diane Shaw - Late of Kendal

Date of death: 9 July 2022

Date of birth: 3 December 1975

Inquest adjourned to 14 Match 2023


Tuesday 7 February - Inquests to be opened by Dr Nicholas Shaw


Daniel Hayfield- Late of Workington

Date of death: 8 February 2022

Date of birth: 26 March 1984

Inquest adjourned to 22 August 2023


Ryan Charters - Late of Workington

Date of death: 25 June 2022

Date of birth: 4 August 1984

Inquest adjourned to 23 March 2023


Nicholas Laisby - Late of Ulverston

Date of death: 22 January 2023

Date of birth: 25 October 1955

Inquest adjourned to 20 June 2023


Joseph Hackett- Late of Barrow-in-Furness

Date of death: 21 November 2022

Date of birth: 2 July 1931

Inquest adjourned to 18 July 2023


Thomas Miller - Late of Wigton

Date of death: 23 January 2023

Date of birth: 29 September 1994

Inquest adjourned to 22 June 2023


Tuesday 14 February - Inquests to be opened by Mr Robert Cohen


Barbara Hill - Late of Wigton

Date of death: 27 January 2023

Date of birth: 17 December 1938

Inquest adjourned to 13 July 2023


Ernest Harrison - Late of Maryport

Date of death: 29 January 2023

Date of birth: 6 August 1939

Inquest adjourned to 13 July 2023


William Joyce - Late of Whitehaven

Date of death: 27 January 2023

Date of birth: 21 February 1933

Inquest adjourned to 13 July 2023


Michael Hodgson - Late of Whitehaven

Date of death: 16 September 2022

Date of birth: 5 September 1962

Inquest adjourned to 23 March 2023