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Likely graveyard for Workhouse, in Millstreet
« on: Wednesday 05 April 17 21:54 BST (UK) »
Anyone have an idea of the graveyard for those people dying in the Workhouse in Millstreet in the year 1872?
My ancestor does not appear in any searches so I'm gathering this Workhouse in Millstreet must have had a burial site for 'paupers graves' in Millstreet.
Thank you,

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Re: Likely graveyard for Workhouse, in Millstreet
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 22:06 BST (UK) »
A warm welcome to Rootschat

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Millstreet/
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Likely graveyard for Workhouse, in Millstreet
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 23:56 BST (UK) »
People using the workhouse hospital may not have been inmates of the workhouse. Your ancestor may have been brought home to be waked, had a funeral and burial in the family plot.
Even if they were an inmate unless they had no family they would probably be brought home.
Most families didn't have a headstone at the time as they couldn't afford them instead they just used something like a large stone to mark the spot and if later generations were still using the grave they may put up a stone but wouldn't know the names of everyone buried there.

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S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Likely graveyard for Workhouse, in Millstreet
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 April 17 09:01 BST (UK) »
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.