Author Topic: Helston workhouse burials  (Read 455 times)

Offline polly50

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 86
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Helston workhouse burials
« on: Thursday 21 September 23 15:14 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know where the deceased inmates of Helston workhouse would have been buried?

I am looking for the burial details of Hetty Date born Sep. qtr 1882 and died March qtr 1883.She was my great grandmother's child and was born in the workhouse.


Online rosie99

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 41,843
  • ALFIE 2009 - 2021 (Rosbercon Sky's the Limit)
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 September 23 15:19 BST (UK) »
Did she die in the workhouse.  Children who were born in the workhouse were not necessarily permanently resident there
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline tonepad

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,299
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 September 23 15:52 BST (UK) »
"The OPC has produced a list, searchable by surname, for burials in Helston 1598 to 1893."

https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CON/Helston

No Hetty Date burial is listed


Tony
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Perry~Kent, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

Offline BumbleB

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 14,248
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 September 23 16:00 BST (UK) »
You also have to remember that the Workhouse was also the Hospital, back in those days.
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


Offline polly50

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 86
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 September 23 16:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks all for your help. I will send for her death certificate at some point it may throw up a clue.

I believe my great grandmother grew up in the workhouse and in 1882 she applied to enter it for her confinement according to the newspaper The Cornishman dated 21st April 1882. Sadly Hetty died when she was a few months old. I think it was then my g grandmother went back into service. Returning to  the workhouse in 1887 with another baby on the way...this one survived.





Offline tonepad

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,299
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 September 23 16:30 BST (UK) »
In the 1881 census was the mother of Hetty living in the town of Helston or a parish outside of Helston?


Tony
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Perry~Kent, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

Offline polly50

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 86
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 September 23 18:58 BST (UK) »
In the 1881 census was the mother of Hetty living in the town of Helston or a parish outside of Helston?


Tony
In the 1881 census the mother of Hetty, Mary Ann Date, was living on a farm in Gunwalloe, which is quite close to Helston. When she became pregnant she applied to enter the workhouse. I believe the father of the child did not support her.

Of course Hetty may have been placed in a coffin with a deceased adult. Which I think was common practice then.

Online osprey

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,206
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 September 23 19:18 BST (UK) »
the burials transcribed for the Opc database are the ones in the parish churchyard. She could have been buried in the cemetery

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/births-marriages-deaths/deaths-funerals-and-cremation/council-cemeteries-in-west-cornwall/
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

Offline polly50

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 86
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 September 23 23:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you osprey for the information. I will check it out.