Brompton Cemetery Records Online

Brompton Cemetery GenealogyHooray, 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.

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Peterborough Cathedral Burial records now online

Genealogy Peterborough burial recordsDeceasedonline has just announced the release of the digitized burial records for Peterborough Cathedral. The records date from the 12th century, but main block of surviving records are from the 16th century to 1955. It is believed that this is the first time that any cathedral burial records have been digitised and placed online.

Among more humble folk the burial records include Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Catherine of Aragon who was Henry 8th’s first wife. Some memorial and tombstones have been photographed and available on the website.

For more information about the cathedral go to http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/

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More Trafford Council Cemetery records go online

File:Sale - cemetery from Brooklands Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 831745.jpgDeceasedOnline have just uploaded another three cemeteries run by Trafford Council in the Greater Manchester area. This time it is Durham Lawn Cemetery at Altrinham, Sale Cemetery aka Sale Brooklands and Urmston Cemetery.

Durham Lawns records run from July 1963 – September 1996 so a fairly recent collection of records, Sale September 1862 to November 1999 and Urmston November 1892 to November 1999.

Records for the crematorium at Altringham will go online shortly.

The Greater Manchester area is being well covered by DeceasedOnline as they also offer records for the 7 cemeteries and 1 crematorium run by Bolton Council.

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Trafford Cemetery Record now online

Hale Register Page DeceasedOnline staff have been busy preparing burial & cremation records for Hale aka Altrincham Cemetery and Stretford Cemetery for inclusion in their online cemetery records database.

These cemeteries come under the care of Trafford Council, situated just south of Greater Manchester. The records comprise scans of burial registers, grave details and cemetery maps. Hale records date from December 1894 – October 1999 and Stretford from February 1885 – November 1999.

More records from Trafford Council are to come online in due course. They are

  • Dunham Lawn Cemetery
  • Sale Cemetery
  • Urmston Cemetery
  • Altrincham Crematorium

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Manor Park Cemetery Records now complete

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

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