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AnitaK
Inquest July 1860

Hello everyone - have been a quiet member for a few months now, and am getting to grips with genealogy and where to research, having started building my family tree since retirement last year.

I have a number of queries, I do go off at tangents at times, but hope someone can help point me in the right direction(s).

My ggg-grandfather was named Johnson Citizen and is noted on 1851 census as being born in Denmark and a British Subject. I would like to know more about his Danish heritage and also how he came to be a British subject. Are there any recommended routes I could follow to find this information out?

Sadly, he died in July 1860 in Northern Hospital - the death certificate states "accidently killed on board of a ship. Fracture of the skull and leg." It has states that an inquest was held on 13th July 1860. Is there anywhere to get more information about the inquest?

I can't find him on earlier censuses, but do have his marriage certificate from 1838, to Patricia Duncan (born in Scotland), they were married in St. Nicholas' Liverpool.

Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks.

MaryA
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The majority of Inquests have not been kept, the best place to look for any information would be the newspapers, if you don't have access to a subscription site with newspapers included, then join the Lancashire Library where you will be able to use your library code to access the Digital newspapers, these are up to 1900.

Naturalisations I would imagine you would get the most information from the National Archives, if you find anything at present whilst still in lockdown, downloads are free (be quick I don't know how long that will last since we are starting to come out of it).

MaryA

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AnitaK

Thanks Mary, I've checked the newspapers on FMP and can't find anything there, but will look into joining the Lancashire Library.

Anita K
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bertieone

There's nothing I could see in the Lancashire Library Newspapers. He's likely to be at sea during the 1841 census, if you haven't found his wife and child, 1841, I can provide the details.

Bert

AnitaK

Thanks for checking Bert. If I have the correct information, they appear as Pretitie and Janet Petezen in 1841census.

Anita K
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bertieone

Anita,

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Bert