Wong Kong Ying et al
As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths. They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.
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An Inquisition indented taken at Alberni /
British Columbia, the 22nd day of January, in / the twenty-fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord the King, before / me, Arthur [David] Morgan, gentleman, one of the coroners for / our Lord the King, for the Province of British Columbia aforesaid, upon the view of the / bodies of Wong Kong Ying, Lung [Y]uen Hung + Lui Pong, then and there and within the / jurisdiction of the said Coroner, lying dead, upon the oaths of /
good and lawful men of Alberni, aforesaid, in the / said Province of British Columbia, who being now here sworn / and charged to inquire, on the part of our said Lord the King, when, how, and after what manner, / the said Wong Kong Ying, Lung Yuen Hung + Lui Pong came to their death, do / say upon their oath, that
BC Archives GR-0431 BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Box 13 File 6 Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia