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Durham Cemetery lookup request
« on: Thursday 24 May 18 10:03 BST (UK) »
Hello

I am looking for a burial of George Muir died aged 55 in october 1854 at durham county Hospital, so cemetery name and grave index and map.

I am also looking for a cemetery map for Belmont Cemetery in Durham.

I am also looking for a

Jane/jean/jannet muir (still alive in 1871) or a Jannet Watson (still alive in 1851) buried at either of the two cemeteries

thanks for looking

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 June 18 13:41 BST (UK) »
Where was George Muir living prior to his death? A lot of church graveyards & cemeteries don't have online records so a search of those in his usual place of residence would be a good place to start.

Belmont Parish Council are responsible for Belmont cemetery & will be the mostly likely ones to have a map of it.  Contact details here.

http://belmont.parish.durham.gov.uk/cemetery/

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 June 18 16:11 BST (UK) »
hi jay

george moved about a bit

1841 lasswade
possibly sunderland/durham
1851 keighly
1854 durham

i think belmont parish charge for looking at there stuff

was hoping someone else may have already visited cem and had a copy of the grave layout

thanks for looking

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 June 18 19:31 BST (UK) »
Squatt --- did Durham Cemetery exist in 1854?

There is a burial record for a George Muir buried on 23 Oct 1854 at what may be St Margaret's Church, Durham.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 10:30 BST (UK) »
hi pennines

i think this is the george burial i want but i could not find a cemetery map or grave index for it

my family were journey man workers so did not have a lot of money so very inlikely to have a stone i also think part of this cemetery may have been cleared for houses?

thanks for looking

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 13:04 BST (UK) »
Squatt -- I don't think it's what I would call a cemetery. I think it's a Church Graveyard.

Local archives or the local family history society MAY have the burial registers -- sometimes, just sometimes - there is a churchyard plan. Even rarer are grave registers - like gold dust - they show everyone who has a grave plot and who is in that plot, even if there isn't a stone.

These grave registers were needed in the past to show which plots were 'inhabited'. You need to be lucky for them to have survived though.

Have you seen this page about St Margaret's Parish on the Genuki website?

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DUR/Durham/StMargaret
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 15:43 BST (UK) »
yeah its the gold dust i am hoping to find

i have the issue that georges wife and sister who were both with him in 1851 have disappeared

the wife appeared again in 1871 living still in durham but with her daughter and her family but then dissapeared again the daughters family stayed living in the same place till they died so the mother if she died might be buried in the same cemetry ( belmont) hence i am after to grave index and map for there

all a shot in the dark

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 18:05 BST (UK) »
Have you seen this site about Durham Cemteries? Belmont isn't listed for some reason -- but you may be able to contact them for information.

http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/media/16754/Grave-Plans/pdf/Handlist13GravePlans.pdf

Really sorry I haven't been able to help -- although it does look like George Muir was buried at St Margaret's Church Graveyard. Other family members may just be in the same plot.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Durham Cemetery lookup request
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 17:13 BST (UK) »
thanks for looking

sometimes is useful to bounce ideas off other people

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