Bedford St Pauls burials online

Photo: Although the last posting mentioned some data from northern England coming online soon, later this week we'll be adding a smaller but historically interesting dataset in Bedfordshire.  These records date back to the 16th Century and include a Lord Mayor of London.  The picture is of this historic church next to the cemetery. A much larger dataset for a well known and substantial part of Greater Manchester will be added later this month.As you will know I’m a great fan of DeceasedOnline and no I’m not on their payroll !! I’m an enthusiast because they are putting such useful records online and also because I have had such good fortune to find the burial place for many of my London families in their records.

Of course they do offer records outside of London, but so far not in the areas I was interested in, yesterday however they put online the burials from St Paul’s, Bedford 1567 – 1855. The parish of St Paul’s is where some of my Cannon and Speechley families lived and a quick search has shown that there are definitely some burials of interest there. William Speechley

Bedford was a hotbed of non-conformists and John Bunyan and John Wesley preached at St Paul’s. The church has a website which gives a good background to the history of the parish.

DeceasedOnline also announced that with regret they have had to raise their prices, but in compensation they have doubled the discount if you buy 100 or more credits. Still good value.

Lastly I’m told that coming in the next few weeks are records from a major council in Greater Manchester which should keep my friend Jill very happy and registers from one of the “Magnificent Seven” London cemeteries. If you attended my presentation on the Unlock The Past cruise in February you will know which cemetery this is ….. if you didn’t well …….. you’ll just have to wait and see ….. a clue it begins with B Winking smile

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