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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #9 on: Friday 19 April 19 13:48 BST (UK) »
Worse for me is find UK in the census.. returns of 1861
when searching

UK male from England now living in Devon Stonehouse age about right
UK female similar..

so are these mine.. maybe


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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #10 on: Friday 19 April 19 21:44 BST (UK) »
I remember comimg across a burial register entry for a stranger to the parish where the clergyman carefully drew the tattoo found on the woman's arm, in the hope that someone might come looking for her and recognise her.

Unfortunately there was no hint of a name being added later.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 April 19 22:06 BST (UK) »
In Foulness (Or Wakering, Leigh On Sea) I found a burial of an unknown man who had a "William Rogers" tattoo on his arm. That note was added in the register. Whether the man was William Rogers or had a best friend, close relative or idolised a William Rogers is unknown.
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DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
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SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 20 April 19 00:52 BST (UK) »
Re replies 10 & 11. Isn't that one of the reasons sailors had tattoos?

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 21 April 19 15:27 BST (UK) »
Isn't it rather good to think that even totally unknown they were properly buried, and recorded in some way? I've seen entries of unknowns where the person writing the register has tried to include further scraps of information, and sometimes they must have led eventually to identification of the deceased?
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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 21 April 19 20:21 BST (UK) »
found this when searching today....

so sad..

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #15 on: Monday 22 April 19 16:51 BST (UK) »
This chap was buried as an unknown, drowned in the Thames, in 1896.  I like that they took the trouble to give him his proper identity, which wasn't established until two days after the burial.

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #16 on: Monday 22 April 19 20:15 BST (UK) »
Great that they went to the trouble of finding his name..

~Which reminded me of a TV programme about Bodies being found in the River Thames.. and how often they are UNKNOWN that is even today..

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #17 on: Monday 22 April 19 22:31 BST (UK) »
  I have just come across 2 burials the same day in a local church register. "Man, known as Henry Smith" and "Man, known as C.Wood." They were both navvies employed on railway building, so I guess they died in an accident. Both age unknown.
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