Hooray, hooray the first third of the cemetery records for Brompton Cemetery, London are now online at our good friends Deceasedonline’s website. As regular readers of this website will know I am a great fan of DeceasedOnline as I think they do a great job making available what has been up until recently difficult and/or expense to access records. I have quite a few London ancestors so have had great success in finding their burials using the website.
Brompton Cemetery is situated in South West London and is run by the Royal Parks which means that it is beautifully maintained. Opened in 1840 it occupies 39 acres and holds 205,000+ burials. It is one of the cemetery’s that make up the group of London burial grounds know as “The Magnificent Seven”. You may sometimes see it referred to as the West of London & Westminster Cemetery.
At one time the famous children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby and it is said that she found the names for many of her characters on Brompton Tombstones on her regular walks round the cemetery. Mr. Nutkins, Mr. McGregor, Jeremiah Fisher, Tommy Brock and Peter Rabbett are all to be found here resting in peace in Brompton!
The period covered by this new release is 1840 – 1871, the remaining records go online over the next three weeks.