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Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« on: Monday 05 February 18 19:41 GMT (UK) »
if so, how hard are they to firstly trace, and secondly get hold of please?

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paulo
To help people out with your question what country/ county are you looking for information. What time frame are you looking for?
Regards panda
Chapman. Kent/Liverpool 1900+
Linnett.Kent/liverpool 1900+
Button. Kent
Sawyer. Kent
Swain. Kent
Austin/en. Kent
Ellen. Kent
Harman. Kent/ norfolk

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 20:35 GMT (UK) »
Burial records certainly do exist, in fact before 1837 in England & Wales, 1855 in Scotland and 1864 in Ireland, the Parish Burial Records were often the only noting of a person's demise.
How easy they are to trace and find is more problematic. It will depend upon when, where and who has them.
Gives us Names, Dates and possible Locations and we may be able to give you possible sources to pursue.
Funeral details will be much harder to find, it will depend on individual firms policies regarding their old records.
WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Burial records certainly do exist, in fact before 1837 in England & Wales, 1855 in Scotland and 1864 in Ireland, the Parish Burial Records were often the only noting of a person's demise.
How easy they are to trace and find is more problematic. It will depend upon when, where and who has them.
Gives us Names, Dates and possible Locations and we may be able to give you possible sources to pursue.
Funeral details will be much harder to find, it will depend on individual firms policies regarding their old records.

ok thankyou.

well I wouldn't mind some help with the following:

Frances Gertrude Relton (1881-1932)

Frances A Relton (nee McNally) (1851-1926)

James Relton (1847-1891)

Polly Coleman (nee Roberts) (1878-1966)

William Fenton Beevers (1862-1904)

tia

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:38 GMT (UK) »
All those people can be found on https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

I can't find a Death for Polly Coleman, the others were all registered in Leeds.
I'm not familiar with Leeds' Parishes so someone more familiar with the area will have to supply further help.
WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:40 GMT (UK) »
All those people can be found on https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

I can't find a Death for Polly Coleman, the others were all registered in Leeds.
I'm not familiar with Leeds' Parishes so someone more familiar with the area will have to supply further help.

I was hoping for burial records though

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:44 GMT (UK) »
Death registrations, from FreeBMD:

Relton, Frances  December qtr 1932    Leeds, North
Relton, Frances A  June qtr 1926    Leeds
Relton, James George   March qtr 1891    Leeds
Beevers, William Fenton    March qtr 1904     Leeds

There are 12 cemeteries listed on the GenUKI site for Leeds.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Leeds

Also listed on that web page are:
Burials for St Peter's Leeds
Burials for Hunslet
Burials for Headingley
Burials for St John's, Leeds
Burials for St Paul's, Leeds

Plus details of the whereabouts of other parish registers.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:49 GMT (UK) »
I realise that Paulo, but one needs to know which Parish they died/lived in to have some idea where they may be buried. Looking at the dates I suspect they were interred in the municipal cemetery. Those records are probably still with the council cemetery dept.

Ah I see KGARRAD has already answered.
WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:57 GMT (UK) »
There is information on Leeds City Council website:
https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/births-deaths-and-marriages/death/bereavement-services/find-cemeteries-and-crematoria

Where it says:
Searching for burial records

In order for us to check the records we will need the following:

    Name of the deceased
    Their date of death
    The cemetery or crematorium where the funeral took place

Please contact us to make your request. We will check the records and if the information is correct we will let you know the grave number and section or where in the grounds the cremated remains were strewn.

Please note there are no computerised records prior to June 1987 and many records are not indexed.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)