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Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« on: Friday 28 December 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello all.

My maternal g-grandparents are buried in Ford Cemetery; from the reading I've done at http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~liverpoolindexes/genealogy/ford.html apparently 2/3 of the graves never had markers. I know that my g-grandfather, Charles Graham (d. 17 May, 1901) is buried in Section B, Grave 3135; his wife Agnes (d. 18 Mar. 1903) is buried at Ford as well, but I don't know where.

Does anyone familiar with the graveyard, and that section, know if it has markers?
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 December 18 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Agnes Graham aged 43 was buried at Ford on 18th March 1903 plot X38.  That means she was buried on the day she died if your date of death above is correct?
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 December 18 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Agnes Graham aged 43 was buried at Ford on 18th March 1903 plot X38.  That means she was buried on the day she died if your date of death above is correct?

Thank you for that. Looking back at my files, I have her as dying on the 13th...interesting that she would not have been buried with or next to her husband...I wonder why? And if either have headstones?
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 December 18 00:48 GMT (UK) »
Most interesting, thanks for the links.
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 December 18 01:11 GMT (UK) »
It might benefit from further digging, perhaps to see who else or how many in each plot? I think Ancestry might have the records?

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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 December 18 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry have managed to leave some entries in the Ford records out of their indexes, so it is sometimes not possible to find a record which does actually exist.

Look in the ''Lancashire Lookup Offers' section, at the top of the Lancashire page . There are members who have CDs of the Ford cemetery records and will check a particular burial entry for you, if you can give the full name and date. They provide a valuable service and have helped me.
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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:08 GMT (UK) »
 :)
Looking at one particular thread, I think Harbour Dog has already requested a lookup. :)

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Re: Ford Cemetary, Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: Monday 31 December 18 12:31 GMT (UK) »
I'm a bit confused now. If you can find the Ford burial record you want on Ancestry, there are usually two entries. One records the date of burial and the grave number, often with a number of other names following recorded as buried in the same grave, in the case of a public grave. I have always assumed this was the grave diggers' own record. Sometimes it has notes about a private grave and a burial planned for a particular day, mentioning flowers. The second record seems more 'official' and usually has the address where the deceased was living, in addition to the grave number.

There is no way of searching by grave number on Ancestry. I think there may be a privacy issue tied up with this as I gather the Ford records included the name and address of the person who held the grave deeds in the case of a private grave. As there may have been much later burials in a grave first purchased by a family in 1900 say,  with the grave deeds being passed on to the next generation,  names and addresses dating from a much later period may appear in them.
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Northumberland - Clough, Longbenton