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Offline Danielle98

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Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 17:04 BST (UK) »
Hello
I wonder if anyone can help me find the burial place of my grandfather please. I have been searching for this for some time but have not had any luck. His name is William Dudley and he died in Newington Workhouse, Westmoreland Road on the 5th July 1918.  I know this because I obtained his entry in the Discharge Record for this Workhouse from the LMA. The Registration District on his death certificate is Southwark and the sub district is Newington South. The burial will almost certainly be a pauper burial.
The records I have searched or had searched are as follows:-

Lambeth Archives (Minet Library) Lambeth Cemetery Registers June 1913 - 1922
Norwood Cemetery - 19th February 1915 to 16th Aug 1919
Brookwood Register of Burials - April 1913 to June 1920
Camberwell Old Cemetery
Nunhead Burial Records April 1915 to December 1918
Streatham Park Cemetery
Wandsworth Cemetery
Battersea New Cemetery (Morden)
St. Mary's Cemetery
Putney Lower Common Cemetery
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
Kensington & Chelsea Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery
Kensal Green Cemetery

I have also asked Southwark Local Studies library for help - no reply received yet and the LMA and Surrey History Centre.

Does anyone know which cemetery had the contract for burying the dead from this workhouse in this period?

Mnay thanks

Any information or advice you can give me will be gratefully received.





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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 17:43 BST (UK) »
City of London Cemetery
William Dudley
Buried 11 July 1918
res Newington Infirmary
https://col-burialregisters.uk/archive/burial-registers-january-1910-to-december-1919/register-068/1088121

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:10 BST (UK) »
Wow, speedy or what?

Is this the most likely burial register for deaths in Newington Infirmary? Are these records indexed, or did you look under date, jonw65? I ask because I have long looked for the burial of a great grandfather Ralph James Dunn b ca 1807/8. Last known address 1861 9 Saunders St, Lambeth; his widow married in 1868. I have posted before about his death/burial.
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=455595.msg3179144#msg3179144
but the burial registers you found look interesting.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi josey
To be truthful, I don't know if it is the most likely place. I would have thought maybe Brookwood, but could be wrong. And we don't know who arranged William's burial.
But, certainly in the late 1800s and later I have come across quite a number of burials of Southwark folk at the City of London Cemetery. So it is well worth looking at those registers. Sadly they are not indexed though.
John

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks - I'll plough through 1861 - 1868 in due course but thank you for the pointer.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:27 BST (UK) »
Josie, have you tried a search on deceasedonline? They have quite a few London cemeteries. 

Jenny

Thanks for the link John, I wasn’t aware of that resource  :D
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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:30 BST (UK) »
I've found a register of deaths at Newington Workhouse. Perhaps too late for you, and it doesn't cover July 1918 either. There may be others about perhaps.
But they are either buried at Woking (Brookwood), or "Taken out" (so probably then William Dudley was buried by friends/family)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1Y-ZLDC?i=318&cat=289304

N.B. Many Brookwood burials are indexed on FamilySearch (England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992)

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 19:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the links. I'll have a look at this. I didn't know it existed. Appreciate your help.

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Re: Looking for my grandfather's burial place
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 19:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Jon. My grandfather was on the first page. After all these years of searching, it makes me feel quite emotional. You're a star!