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Title: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: towthorpe32 on Monday 29 April 19 14:17 BST (UK)
Hi there - a family member lived and died in Walsall, last living in Pleck and died Q4 1904.

I think it's too early for cremations, so does anybody know where could somebody be buried in this part of Walsall? Not Catholic as far as I know...

Cheers
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: stanmapstone on Monday 29 April 19 14:23 BST (UK)
See https://goo.gl/maps/kPe7Uc2JEfcWVJwNA

Stan
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Monday 29 April 19 15:04 BST (UK)
Queen street cemetery , pleck was one place, near to the manor hospital.There are other places not too far away. Its mainly grassed over now. Do you know where they were living at the time because its near to other places which may be feasible.
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: stanmapstone on Monday 29 April 19 15:48 BST (UK)
Queen Street or Walsall Cemetery  https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=52.5789&lon=-1.9934&layers=168&right=BingHyb
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2140749/queen-street-cemetery
Stan
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: medpat on Monday 29 April 19 16:58 BST (UK)
Ryecroft was the main cemetery for the Walsall area and for those who are Catholic they had their own section there.

It opened in in the 1890s as Queen Street closed.

The Local History Museum has information about burials.
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Monday 29 April 19 18:36 BST (UK)
Local history museum is still closed as they have been in the process of moving to Lichfield street for a while and was only open for 2 days a week for a while before that due to the move. Was supposed to open I think in the first quarter of this year but still not. Queen street had burials for years after ryecroft opened in late 1890's. There's only a few gravestones to be seen. Ryecroft was open as a crem at one time as well. What info have you got on your relatives death ? When the archives re opens I may be able to do a look up for you.
The church in pleck road Walsall does n't have a burial ground.
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: towthorpe32 on Monday 29 April 19 22:44 BST (UK)
Hi and thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Thomas Alexander Dyke WALTERS died Q4 1904, lived in Princes Street in Pleck.

I'm more than happy to apply for his death certificate to get his actual date of death if this helps locate his resting place.

I've attached a photo in military dress but we don't have any information about his service as yet. His wife was Jemima née Pegg but remarried and is shown in the register as HUMPHRISS died Q1 1937 in Walsall, possibly was Humphries.

PS Did the original St John Church in Pleck have a graveyard?
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Tuesday 30 April 19 12:07 BST (UK)
there is n't one listed on genuki
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: medpat on Tuesday 30 April 19 12:15 BST (UK)
It was my school's church - long time ago but don't remember much of an area around it where there could be a graveyard.
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Tuesday 30 April 19 12:43 BST (UK)
He's listed in deaths on the 22 nd October 1904 in the Walsall advertiser.
It says
On the 14 inst.Thomas Alexander Dyke Walters 172 Prince Street age 42 years.


There are some boer war graves in ryecroft cem
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: stanmapstone on Tuesday 30 April 19 13:33 BST (UK)
It was my school's church - long time ago but don't remember much of an area around it where there could be a graveyard.

See the map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/400029/297748/13/101329

Stan
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: medpat on Tuesday 30 April 19 13:58 BST (UK)
Not much room Stan, thank you.  My school is on that map, it was at the corner of Scarborough Rd and Ida Rd. It was Edward Shelley High School when I went there ;D
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: towthorpe32 on Tuesday 30 April 19 22:19 BST (UK)
Hi Weste - that's great that you've found his death notice.

Where did you get the Walsall Advertiser info' from?!

Thanks all
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Wednesday 01 May 19 04:45 BST (UK)
find my past.
Title: Re: Walsall - Pleck - Burials
Post by: weste on Wednesday 01 May 19 04:46 BST (UK)
well that's a coincidence, medpat went to the same school as me!