Author Topic: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?  (Read 1194 times)

Offline Jon_ni

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 01:42 GMT (UK) »
Paulio what makes you think that the 169 people were all contained in coffins? People buried in public ground may well have died in the Workhouse but one can certainly assume had little money.

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Re: Funeral and Burial records? do they exist?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:59 GMT (UK) »
Stillborn and new-born, unbaptised babies will be in some common graves. Some of these babies were placed in a coffin of another corpse, especially if parents were poor. A large proportion of burials in 19th century were of children, particularly in graveyards in industrial towns. There was a very high death rate among children under 5 resident in such places. A perilous time for a baby was when it was weaned. None of them would have taken up much space in the ground. 

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