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Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 November 23 13:54 GMT (UK) »
I discovered that Hetty is indeed buried in Helston cemetery. She is in a mass children's grave.

Thank you for the link osprey. The burial services office have been really helpful and very prompt in their replies.

Hetty's death certificate states she died in Helston workhouse, of marasmus aged 5 months. I should imagine my great grandmother was undernourished herself and would have struggled to feed a baby.

Thanks to all that have helped with my enquiry.

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Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 09 November 23 19:36 GMT (UK) »
it's good that you have found out where she is buried. Poor little mite!
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

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Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26 November 23 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to come in late, Polly are you living in cornwall? I'm driving distance to Helston if I can help take pictures or if you know which graveyard and roughly were I might be able yo find a mark if one exists

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Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #12 on: Monday 27 November 23 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to come in late, Polly are you living in cornwall? I'm driving distance to Helston if I can help take pictures or if you know which graveyard and roughly were I might be able yo find a mark if one exists
Thank you for your kind offer. I frequently visit Cornwall and know the cemetery and the area well. Sadly, there won't be a gravestone as that branch of my family were poorer than church mice.
I will be visiting family after Christmas and will visit then. Once again many thanks.


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Re: Helston workhouse burials
« Reply #13 on: Monday 27 November 23 19:01 GMT (UK) »
no problem, enjoy Cornwall when you come down