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Liverpool Ford Cemetery Burial Areas
« on: Thursday 25 June 20 11:48 BST (UK) »
I have found maps and indices of the main burial areas in this cemetery, e.g. area SP, LW etc. Within these burial areas are the individual plot and their numbers. I have two queries -
1. Does anybody know what the letters re the burial areas mean?
2. I have a burial record for a GG grandmother who was buried on October 11th 1876. The plot number appears to be SP293 - copy hopefully attached. However, if this is the correct plot number there is now a gravestone there for Emily Gibney, buried in November 1876. Any thoughts on this?
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Re: Liverpool Ford Cemetery Burial Areas
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 June 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

I don't think the letters have any particular significance other than to make it easier to locate a grave.  I believe that large cemeteries are broken up into sections and each section is given a letter reference. Then within the letter reference are the grave numbers.

Emily Gibney appears to have been just over one year old when she died.  Could she have been related to your GG Grandmother at all?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Liverpool Ford Cemetery Burial Areas
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 June 20 14:27 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.

You may find this thread of use to you, if you want to know the meaning of the areas in Ford Cemetery - just ask the question  ;) ;)

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651292.msg6961026#msg6961026
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Liverpool Ford Cemetery Burial Areas
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 June 20 15:08 BST (UK) »
Ford Cemetery Private & Public Sections
https://sites.rootsweb.com/~hibernia/PDFs/Ford_Cemetery_Section_Usage.pdf

The above link SP = Private


Emily Gibney appears to have been just over one year old when she died.  Could she have been related to your GG Grandmother at all?

For info.

EMILY GIBNEY   mmn HOOTON
1875  J Quarter in LIVERPOOL  Volume 08B  Page 111   
Possible parents marriage
Dec 1864 Liverpool John GIBNEY to  Sarah HOOTON


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Re: Liverpool Ford Cemetery Burial Areas
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 June 20 12:23 BST (UK) »
Emily Gibney is not a relative that I know of