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Offline newmodernist

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 16:55 BST (UK) »
None of those names have come up in my research yet - the only ties seem to be they all died around the same time, but I'll keep an eye out for them.
Moore, Craig, Donnelly, Boyd, Johnston, Butterworth, Hayes, Orr, Brierley, Heather

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 17:07 BST (UK) »
I see that the B in her middle name stands for Brown- the last name on that headstone is a 6 year old Robert Brown.
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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 17:21 BST (UK) »
The names are:

Sarah B Speakman
Died July 30th 1910 aged 57 years    Registered Chorlton
Harry Cooper
Died August 16th 1910 aged 23 years    Registered Stockport
Emma Hammersley
Died September <??> 1910 aged 69 years    Registered Salford
Euculnia L Lescure
Died Oct <??> 1910 aged 62(?) years    Registered Chorlton as Fuguenia
Bertha Blakeley
Died Oct 30th 1910 aged 26 years    Registered Prestwich
Robert Brown
Died Jan 3rd(?) 1911 aged 6 years


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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 19:57 BST (UK) »
I don't know if the same applied here, but in the cemeteries in Leeds they had "guinea graves" where those who couldn't afford a grave of their own could nevertheless have a grave with a brief inscription, albeit shared with strangers.

For one of the Leeds ones, and a fuller description than I have given, see http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20121119_174182
A search engine will bring up more examples.

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Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Does anyone know why these people would be buried together?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 25 June 15 10:19 BST (UK) »
I don't know if you have spotted this thread, but the headstones in the pictures from St Joseph's Cemetery, Moston which Gortonboy posted also show lists of unrelated people buried together over a short time span.  The OP describes the grave requested as a "Public Inscription Grave".

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=704069.0

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