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Cornwall / Re: Helston workhouse burials
« on: Monday 27 November 23 18:49 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry to come in late, Polly are you living in cornwall? I'm driving distance to Helston if I can help take pictures or if you know which graveyard and roughly were I might be able yo find a mark if one exists
Thank you for your kind offer. I frequently visit Cornwall and know the cemetery and the area well. Sadly, there won't be a gravestone as that branch of my family were poorer than church mice.
I will be visiting family after Christmas and will visit then. Once again many thanks.

Cornwall / Re: Helston workhouse burials
« on: Thursday 09 November 23 13:54 GMT (UK)  »
I discovered that Hetty is indeed buried in Helston cemetery. She is in a mass children's grave.

Thank you for the link osprey. The burial services office have been really helpful and very prompt in their replies.

Hetty's death certificate states she died in Helston workhouse, of marasmus aged 5 months. I should imagine my great grandmother was undernourished herself and would have struggled to feed a baby.

Thanks to all that have helped with my enquiry.

Cornwall / Re: Helston workhouse burials
« on: Sunday 24 September 23 23:07 BST (UK)  »
Thank you osprey for the information. I will check it out.

Cornwall / Re: Helston workhouse burials
« on: Sunday 24 September 23 18:58 BST (UK)  »
In the 1881 census was the mother of Hetty living in the town of Helston or a parish outside of Helston?

In the 1881 census the mother of Hetty, Mary Ann Date, was living on a farm in Gunwalloe, which is quite close to Helston. When she became pregnant she applied to enter the workhouse. I believe the father of the child did not support her.

Of course Hetty may have been placed in a coffin with a deceased adult. Which I think was common practice then.

Cornwall / Re: Helston workhouse burials
« on: Thursday 21 September 23 16:22 BST (UK)  »
Thanks all for your help. I will send for her death certificate at some point it may throw up a clue.

I believe my great grandmother grew up in the workhouse and in 1882 she applied to enter it for her confinement according to the newspaper The Cornishman dated 21st April 1882. Sadly Hetty died when she was a few months old. I think it was then my g grandmother went back into service. Returning to  the workhouse in 1887 with another baby on the way...this one survived.

Cornwall / Helston workhouse burials
« on: Thursday 21 September 23 15:14 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know where the deceased inmates of Helston workhouse would have been buried?

I am looking for the burial details of Hetty Date born Sep. qtr 1882 and died March qtr 1883.She was my great grandmother's child and was born in the workhouse.

Technical Help / Re: Ready print
« on: Tuesday 07 March 23 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Crumblie for your reply much appreciated.

Technical Help / Ready print
« on: Tuesday 07 March 23 11:15 GMT (UK)  »
I have an Epson printer and there is an offer to take out a subscription for their inks.
I know that it works by reading the chip on the ink cartridge and will send you inks by post when required. But my question is do I need to leave my printer on permanent standby for this to happen? I prefer to turn off my printer when not in use and when I go away turn off all non essential electrical items as I don't like leaving things on standby.

The Lighter Side / Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« on: Sunday 01 May 22 22:56 BST (UK)  »
My mother-in-law told me she had all her teeth removed when pregnant with her first child. This was in 1942/3.

She said it was because pregnant women often experienced dental problems. But I think her teeth were not in a very good condition anyway.

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