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Glasgow burial grounds
« on: Thursday 24 January 19 00:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    Where can you search for Glasgow burial grounds from 1750 to 1845.
I'm looking for Lair 132 Glasgow where 4 of my Gt Grandparents are buried.

John Murray Buried 18 March 1778,his wife Ann Buried December 1817

George Murray Buried 09 May 1820 his wife Margaret Buried 17 Jan 1845

All Buried Lair 132 Glasgow.

There are most likely be other Murrays buried as well.

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 January 19 10:20 GMT (UK) »
This is the list of current Glasgow burial grounds https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17175      Many older ones willl not be on this list.  You can narrow the search if you know your relations' Religion, and place of residence.  I don't think there is one central site that you can search....
NEILSON - Erskine/Bishopton, Renfrewshire and Glasgow
BROWN - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
CAIRNS - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
FINDLAY - Kirriemuir area, Forfarshire/Angus
PORTER - Tobermore, Derry, Ireland

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 January 19 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Where did you get the lair number from?

On basis they were buried in large cemetery. The cemetery likely to be of interest from dates is Glasgow Necropolis in my view. Southern Necropolis is also a possibility.

Main contact is Glasgow City Archives in Mitchell Library. Also there are burial records on Familysearch  go to Catalogue, type in Glasgow, Lanark - then find Cemeteries - should say 39. They have access to lair books and registers and interments - hopefully for dates mentioned.

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 24 January 19 10:56 GMT (UK) »
The Necropolis was opened in 1832 & the Southern Necropolis post that date. Glasgow Cathedral is a possibility & the Ramshorn Kirk another. The latter was the Merchants burial ground & it's being full up was the cause of establishing the Necropolis!

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 24 January 19 11:01 GMT (UK) »
I would agree with Skoosh - the problem is that Lair 132, Glasgow is lacking information.

At the earlier period the burial would most likely have been in a Kirk yard with the High Kirk (Glasgow Cathedral) a strong possibility.

The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society have transcribed some of the lair records and also have compiled an index to the High Kirk Burial ground.
https://www.gwsfhs.org.uk/content/publications.aspx
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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 24 January 19 12:17 GMT (UK) »
Re George Murray Buried 09 May 1820 his wife Margaret Buried 17 Jan 1845

I couldn't see Margaret burial in Glasgow Necropolis for date given.

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 January 19 12:38 GMT (UK) »
@ Batfruit, you won't, it didn't exist when George was buried!  ;D

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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 24 January 19 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Yes I know that Skoosh. I was trying to rule out Margaret being buried separately.


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Re: Glasgow burial grounds
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 24 January 19 15:23 GMT (UK) »
How about this?   https://findagraveinscotland.com

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