Manor Park Cemetery Records now complete

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>DeceasedOnline has announced the completion of the Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium records. The records span the time period 25th March 1875 to January 2010. Manor Park is unusual in the fact that it has been owned and run by the same family since it establishment in 1875. This cemetery is well cared for and is still in  operation, making it easy for those whose ancestors are buried there.

Annie Chapman one of Jack the Ripper’s victims is buried here along with Winston Churchill’s nanny showing that the cemetery was open for all regardless of social standing.

DeceasedOnline are currently digitising 2.6 million burial and cremation records to add to their database, from 16 burial and cremation authorities around the UK. 1.7 million further records have been digitised from another 18 authorities and are due to be added this year. Plus they are in serious talks with a further 94 authorities about bringing nearly 12 million more records to the website. So lots to look forward to !

http://www.deceasedonline.co.uk/

New additions to Manor Park Cemetery database

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DeceasedOnline have added a further 130,000 entries to their Manor Park Cemetery database, there are now almost 275,000 burial & cremation records for this East London cemetery. The time period now spans 1898 to 2010, the final 160,000 records covering 1875 – 1898 will be added very soon.

The records available include burial registers, grave books and grave section maps.

DeceasedOnline tells me that amongst the inhabitants of Manor Park is the World’s 2nd heaviest man, a young Victoria Cross awardee and a royal nanny, you never know your ancestors may have famous neighbours in death!

http://www.deceasedonline.co.uk/

Cross Bones Graveyard, Southwark, London

Cross Bones Graveyard, Southwark, LondonYesterday I watched an old episode of History Cold Case which was available on YouTube. The case the team was looking at was of a young woman whose skeleton had been excavated by the Museum of London from the Cross Bones cemetery in Red Cross Street, Southwark. This cemetery is of un-consecrated ground that is in danger of being re-developed into blocks of apartments. The Museum of London was given 6 weeks in which undertake an archaeological dig in the 1990’s before a transformer station was built in one corner. They excavated 148 bodies from that portion of the site and they estimate that 15,000 people may be buried in the cemetery.

The cemetery dates from post medieval times Cross Bones Graveyard, Southwark, Londonand was once known as the single woman’s burial ground, a euphemism for prostitutes burial ground. By 1769 it had become a pauper’s burial ground for the poor of St Saviours Church. The cemetery was closed in 1853 as it was considered full, an understatement, and the Burial Act of 1853 closed the vast majority of the city’s burial grounds and church yards.

The local community is in a constant battle to stop the re-development of this cemetery, the first attempt was made in 1883 and it seems that since then there has been attempt after attempt to ignore the cemetery and simply re-use the land. There are several links below which lead to website which outline the history of the burial ground and the present local people who are determined to see it turned into a memorial park honouring those buried there.

As genealogists of course we are interested in the records for the burial ground. I have found the burial registers St Saviour, Southwark 1720 –1854 and St Thomas, Southwark 1614 – 1856 and death registers for St Saviours Union Workhouse Infirmary 1833 – 1940 are all on Ancestry.co.uk. Of course the burial registers do not give information on just where the deceased were buried simply that a burial service was conducted for them and the Infirmary register is of deaths, not burials.

A search of the London Metropolitan Archives catalogue found six documents of possible interest. A search of A2A didn’t produce anything of interest, but National Archives have 2 documents that concern the burial ground, one of which may well be the burial register for the cemetery. These documents haven’t been digitised therefore are not online.

Cross Bones Graveyard, Southwark, LondonI visited the burial ground in 2008 and by coincidence I met John Constable the leader of the community group who are campaigning to keep the developers out. After a brief chat about the burial ground he asked if I would like to go inside, the area is fenced, but John had a key. He led the way and told me about how he found out about the burial ground and it’s history and the people who are buried there. I was told later that it is quite unusual for John to invite a stranger into the burial ground.

John’s tale of how he was led to find the site is an interesting one and to this day I am not sure if I believe it, but standing in the burial ground it seemed a totally normal occurrence! I’ll leave you to read all about it on the Cross Bones website and you can make your own mind up !

 

Ancestry.co.uk

www.ancestry.co.uk

London Metropolitan Archives

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/archives-and-city-history

National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Bones

Cross Bones Burial Ground

http://www.crossbones.org.uk/#

BBC Audio Slide Show

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11642938

Museum of London

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/London-Wall/

 

images Cross Bones Graveyard, Hogarth’s Southwark – Wikimedia

Isle of Man Online Records

Isle of Man Online Records

Further to my recent post on Manx records I see that FamilySearch have upload Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844-1911. The description notes that the collection is of 42,389 records, but is not complete for the whole of the island.

Interesting that so much activities on Manx genealogy seems to to have burst upon the genealogy scene all at once.

Also, of course, if you have Isle of Man genealogy you should consider joining the Isle of Man Family History Society.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708590

http://www.iomfhs.im/

Manor Park Crematorium Records Online

Manor Park Crematorium Records OnlineThe records for Manor Park Crematorium in Forest Gate, East London are now all online at DeceasedOnline. The registers date from 1955 through to 1991 and computerised records 1991 – 2010 so quite a recent run of records.

At the present time there are a total of 145,000 individual records online for Manor Park, and the balance for the cemetery will go online within the next few weeks. The total number of records for the cemetery & crematorium will be 420,000 so a significant set of records.

 http://www.deceasedonline.com