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Old 08-12-2017, 05:07 PM
David Orsam David Orsam is offline
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Originally Posted by Wickerman View Post

Have you heard of the Mitchelstown Massacre?

When people die in an incident, essentially all dying around the same time, a single inquest is permitted.
However, when several people die on the same day, but at different times, then individual inquests must be held.
On 9 Sept. 1887, police shot into a crowd of protesters causing the deaths of three men. Separate inquests were held because they all died at different times.

Yet, it must be admitted, their death certificates likely recorded the same day for their deaths.
As the Coroners Act of 1887 was not made law until 16 September 1887 and didn't apply to Ireland in any case I fail to see the relevance of deaths in Ireland on 6 September 1887 to this discussion.
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