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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #18 on: Friday 18 April 14 14:34 BST (UK) »
What date was this? By the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880, the bodies of persons entitled to be buried in parochial burial grounds, whether churchyards or graveyards, may be buried there, on proper notice being given to the minister, without the performance of the service of the Church of England, and either without any religious service or with a Christian and orderly religious service at the grave.

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #19 on: Friday 18 April 14 14:55 BST (UK) »
It was about 1914 Stan.

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #20 on: Friday 18 April 14 16:16 BST (UK) »
I would have thought there would be a municipal cemetery at that time.

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #21 on: Friday 18 April 14 16:28 BST (UK) »
It was a village Stan so only the church.                                                                             Sue

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #22 on: Friday 18 April 14 19:33 BST (UK) »
Various Acts of Parliament of interest to family historians may be found on my Acts website at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~framland/acts/actind.htm

These include the Burial laws Amendment Act, 1880.
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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #23 on: Friday 18 April 14 20:02 BST (UK) »
very intresting reading..Stan

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 04 February 16 10:02 GMT (UK) »
To add to this old message.... Have just come across a burial for my Great Grandfather who was Catholic and buried in unconsecrated ground in the municipal cemetery in 1937. It was a shared grave with five others including his wife, the others were of no relation. I was thinking it was because they couldn't afford the burial (funeral)

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 04 February 16 16:46 GMT (UK) »
The 2nd wife of one of my ancestor's committed suicide by drinking sheepwash containing arsenic. It didn't kill her for several days by which time she had 'confessed' to her husband what she had done and a doctor had been called.
 The inquest was held at the local inn
"The jury returned a verdict of felo-do-se,(sic) and she was buried the same night, between the hours of nine and twelve, without funeral rites. " Northampton Mercury  Jan 1856
According to the Wikipedia article on Felo de se, it was by then quite rare for juries to return this verdict, with juries giving  people the benefit of the doubt saying that they were non compos mentis at the time of the deed.
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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 04 February 16 20:59 GMT (UK) »
I had a great uncle who died in childhood ,he hadn't been christened and was refused church burial. He was buried on the local tip ! How disgusting is that ? It upsets me to think of his family watching their son / brother being buried there. Poor souls.

I was so sad to read this.

How could tgey be so unkind.