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Finger prints

gibbo

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Just thought these were interesting and i hadnt come across them before. I obtained 2 inquests files and on the bottom of each of them they have the witnesses names and what appears to be a finger/thumb print.
 
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I made them smaller to post on here, i have the larger version of it and missed that:2fun::2fun: Wally corner i go... not now tho later on:biggrin:

Ok so this hand and seal thing is a finger print then?:confused:
Well i havent seen it before so i dont know:rolleyes:
 

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News to me too. I've never seen so many seals on a document before.

I've seen the red wax seals my grandfather had in his accounting firm office.


I would have thought one Coroners Court seal would have been enough.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/...ownload/au/legis/qld/consol_act/ca2003120.txt

2) The Coroners Court held at a place may be referred to as the Coroners Court
at the place.
Example--
The Coroners Court held at Toowoomba may be referred to as the
Coroners Court at Toowoomba.

67 Seals of the court
(1) The Coroners Court must have a seal for the court.
(2) The seal must be kept under the State Coroner's direction.
(3) The seal must be judicially noticed.
 
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p.risboy

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By the hand, means you sign it. And the seal is what it is, I think. Some people had a ring on their finger, with their seal embossed in it.^-^

They dripped the wax on, and then pressed their ring into it.:)
 

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Yes, some are rings. Still seems unusual that every juror had to have his own seal. I doubt everyone called to jury service would have a personal seal on a ring.
 

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Perhaps they dragged in their pet pigs, and used their nose rings.:eek::2fun::2fun:
Susannah had a pig :2fun::2fun::2fun:

There dont seem to be any imprints tho in the seal thing that i would expect if it was a ring or something:confused: I think its a thumb or finger print maybe:confused:
 

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That was good timing. I just this very minute got the inquest for a James Gibson and this is the prints on the bottom on his inquest. Dated 1841
 
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