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Offline Timothy

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Jedburgh grave
« on: Monday 21 February 11 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Looking for the grave of Robert Balmer.He died 12 Aug 1853 in Jedburgh.Thank you
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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 March 11 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Timothy,
There is no record of a gravestone for a Robert Balmer at Jedburgh Abbey Graveyard.   There is or was a very badly worn stone thought to to be for a William Balmer but even that was not definitive and nothing else on the stone could be read.
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Telfer, Mair, Andison, Elliot, Murray, Turnbull Castleton.  Riddell, Hawick.
Bell, Ewes, Langholm area.
Martin, Wilson, Elliot. Teviothead.

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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 March 11 19:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Thank you for looking Are there other graveyards in Jedburgh?
Coleman Crawford Atherton in Poplar

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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 March 11 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Timothy,
There is the present day cemetery at Castlewood.   Not certain when this cemetery was established.  I know there are stones dating from the later part of the 1800s but whither as early as the 1850s I cannot tell you with any certainty.  Unfortunately the stones at Castlewood have not yet been recorded.
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Bell, Ewes, Langholm area.
Martin, Wilson, Elliot. Teviothead.

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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 March 11 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Timothy

Unfortunately, Castlewood Cemetery was not opened until 1857, so your Robert could not have been buried there.

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Lesley
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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 March 11 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the help All my Jedburgh  research is brickwalls OPRs bmd nothing on SP around 1800
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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #6 on: Friday 30 November 12 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello Sunlaws.

I was up at Castlewood cemetery today looking for a William Cranston, who according to his death cert was buried there on 20-June 1857. I couldnt find the grave but only looked in about 1/3 of the ground albeit it was the older section. ...also there are quite a number of stones lying face down  and knowing my luck it will be one of those I am looking for !

 I have just been back on line to try and find out when it opened and I saw your post of 2005 saying it was 1857!  Do you know when in 1857?

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Mark

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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 December 12 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mark

No, I'm sorry, I don't know exactly when Castlewood cemetery opened, but if William Cranston's death certificate states that he was buried there on June 20th, it's probably telling the truth.

I don't know the financial circumstances of your ancestor, but it's worth remembering that not everyone had a headstone. If a man left a widow and family of young children, paying the rent and feeding the children took precedence over buying a headstone..

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Lesley
Bradley, Gledhill, Dodson, Norcliffe, Kaye, Matthewman- all Berry Brow/Almondbury
Webster- Northowram
Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram

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Re: Jedburgh grave
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 02 December 12 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Lesley

thanks for the reply - yes its a fair point re the possibility of an unmarked grave. Thanks anyway - I will keep lookin.

regards

mark