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Title: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles) COMPLETED WITH THANKS.
Post by: J.A.M. on Tuesday 07 May 19 16:52 BST (UK)
Hello all,

This is my first research in England so I hope it works out.

John McCalmont, born 1 June 1883 at Ballymoney, Islandmagee, Antrim, Ireland, son of Hugh McCalmont (1845-1887) & Sarah McNeilly (1853-1935) married Mary Jane Charles, daughter of Henry, on 3 April 1923 at Cathedral & Parish Church (C.O.E.), Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Here's the sticky part.

In Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester there is a burial of Mary Jane McCalmont on 30 June 1932. Findagrave has a photo of the headstone but it is difficult to read & the age at death impossible.

I'm not certain this woman is the one I'm looking for, but do not wish to spend 12 pounds through the Manchester pay per search on a hunch. I would like to know the woman's age; or who caused the burial. Can anyone help in this matter? And if you can find John, or family, all the better.

Just out of curiosity, why were 15 people buried in the same grave around the same time?

Thank you.

Roger
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: Sumi on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:04 BST (UK)
According to freebmd.org.uk she was 51
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: heywood on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:05 BST (UK)
Lancashire BMD shows that Mary Jane McCalmont was 51 yrs on her death and the sub district was Didsbury.
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: Sumi on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:14 BST (UK)
Don't think this is your Mary Jane.  According to Probate records she died 27th June 1932, wife of Gault McCALMONT.
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: heywood on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:24 BST (UK)
1939 register - we canít post much details from but it does show  Mary McCalmont and John McCalmont living in Manchester.

There is a death for Mary Jane McCalmont in 1974 with a birthdate of 29th July 1887.
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: heywood on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:27 BST (UK)
Probate record 1974 for Mary Jane, address 1 Hartshead Close Manchester

John, same address Died 26 February 1961, from probate record.
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: BumbleB on Tuesday 07 May 19 17:41 BST (UK)
Just out of curiosity, why were 15 people buried in the same grave around the same time?

Where there wasn't already a family grave, or possibly no family in the area to take on responsibility, then a burial would take place in a "common" grave with other "non-related" persons.


 
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles)
Post by: J.A.M. on Tuesday 07 May 19 19:36 BST (UK)
Sumi & heywood & BumbleB, thank you very much for the information. You are GOOD.

I believe you are right. The Hartshead Close McCalmont is most likely mine.

I wonder if the 15 corpses in 1 grave are standing up (no reply needed).

Thank you.

Roger
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles) COMPLETED WITH THANKS.
Post by: heywood on Tuesday 07 May 19 19:57 BST (UK)
Just to add that there was a son Hugh b 1923.
Title: Re: John & Mary Jane McCalmont (nee Charles) COMPLETED WITH THANKS.
Post by: J.A.M. on Tuesday 07 May 19 22:20 BST (UK)
heywood, thanks for the info.