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That death you could never find .....
« on: Thursday 18 April 19 22:47 BST (UK) »
Maybe it's this one:
Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire Aug 23 1826:
Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 April 19 23:18 BST (UK) »
  No, it's not that one! I know the name, but I still can't find her - I have just been searching again. I have seen a few of those sad ones though.
Pay, Kent
Codham/Coltham, Kent
Kent, Felton, Essex
Staples, Wiltshire

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 April 19 23:50 BST (UK) »
On Irish Genealogy if you put in Unknown Unknown and search deaths from 1864 to 1966 there are 8576 results.
245 in 1864
5 in 1966
Even more upsetting is the fact that most of them are aged 0.

You can't fish on a empty stomach so give the man one or two records so he knows how good it tastes.

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 April 19 00:10 BST (UK) »
I had cause to look through Islington PRs on one occasion... shocking how many entries there were for "body found in river" "infant found in ditch" "baby found in churchyard" etc.

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 April 19 07:04 BST (UK) »
Depending on the location, it's not an unusual thing to find?

I'm on the Isle of Man, and the Burial Register for St George's Church, Douglas (my local church) contains:

13 Jun 1810     3 sailors belonging to "Minerva"
17 Aug 1810     a sailor of the "Carolina"
29 Sep 1811       a child, name unknown
3 Oct 1811      a Shipwrecked mariner
4 Oct 1811      a young lad (a Mariner)
18 Sep 1812    3 children
7 Oct 1812      a sailor found at sea
28 Nov 1812     Two Children
26 Mar 1813       a child
18 Apr 1813       a child
1 Jan 1814       a child
24 Feb 1815       a child
11 Feb 1816      a sailor found on the shore
23 Jun 1827      name unknown
11 Jun 1848      A man unknown washed up by the sea
30 Nov 1838     Ten poor seamen wrecked on this coast belonging it is believed to the barque "JULIE of BRUFFE". Supposed to be Dutchmen were interred this day. Names & ages unknown.
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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 April 19 07:13 BST (UK) »
There are many similar instances in the London records too. The strangest one was in a register (I can't remember which one) where the cause of death was also given, even to a "stranger to this parish". So they knew what he'd died of, but not his name.
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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 April 19 08:12 BST (UK) »
Not even a clue to Male or Female!

Bitzar.
ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 April 19 08:18 BST (UK) »
The death registrations of "Unknown"  are at the end of the "U" section of the GRO Indexes, and after the "Z" section from the March 1870.

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Re: That death you could never find .....
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 April 19 10:32 BST (UK) »
Depending on the location, it's not an unusual thing to find?

I'm on the Isle of Man, and the Burial Register for St George's Church, Douglas (my local church) contains:

13 Jun 1810     3 sailors belonging to "Minerva"
17 Aug 1810     a sailor of the "Carolina"
29 Sep 1811       a child, name unknown
3 Oct 1811      a Shipwrecked mariner
4 Oct 1811      a young lad (a Mariner)
18 Sep 1812    3 children
7 Oct 1812      a sailor found at sea
28 Nov 1812     Two Children
26 Mar 1813       a child
18 Apr 1813       a child
1 Jan 1814       a child
24 Feb 1815       a child
11 Feb 1816      a sailor found on the shore
23 Jun 1827      name unknown
11 Jun 1848      A man unknown washed up by the sea
30 Nov 1838     Ten poor seamen wrecked on this coast belonging it is believed to the barque "JULIE of BRUFFE". Supposed to be Dutchmen were interred this day. Names & ages unknown.

I've found similar entries in the parish registers for Foulness in Essex. Often one or more per year.
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