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Offline stanmapstone

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 04 February 16 21:23 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.

As was pointed out this was in 1914, see my reply #18 re the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880,

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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 10 October 20 13:20 BST (UK) »
Consecrated/unconsecrated cemetery sections - a simple explanation
Posted by Ticketyboo yesterday, summarising information on a council department website.
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=838512.0
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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 10 October 20 14:01 BST (UK) »
my own experience of this issue bears out what has been posted, my infant son died before he was baptised and the catholic church refused to allow his burial in the rc section of the cemetery. tony.

I am also shocked and sorry to hear that.

As a protestant attending a catholic school, aged 9, I was taught how to baptise a baby. 


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Re: Reasons for burials in unconsecrated ground
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:16 BST (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.

Are you sure it was not just a family legend?
There were various alternative at that time other than a church burial, the family could even have dug a hole in their garden and buried him there if need be.
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