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Visit to Belgrave Cemetary Leicester please

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Lindsey

Lindsey Report 25 Nov 2012 08:42

Hi

If anyone visits Belgrave cemetary or lives close by could they look for a grave stone please. It's for Thomas May who died 9th August, 1874. Just wondering if his wife was on the stone so I could confirm that it is the correct Thomas May.

Many thanks
Lindsey

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 Nov 2012 09:09

Deaths Sep 1874 (>99%)
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May Thomas 55 Barrow 7a 92

(would that be above, who was his wife?)

Chris :)

Municipal Cemetery registers
If you suspect that an ancestor was buried in a civil cemetery then it is likely to be one that was run by the local authority. The oldest and largest one in Leicester is the Welford Road Cemetery. We hold registers and indexes for this cemetery from 1849-1953 on microfiche. We also hold monumental transcripts for the Belgrave cemetery from 1881-1976.

(from google, below link)

http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/leisure_tourism/local_history/recordoffice/recordoffice_resources/record_office_info_for_first_time_users.htm

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Nov 2012 09:10

Your best bet would be to contact the cemetery. They will have grave records and can tell you where he is buried and with whom.

Wandering around a cemetery even when you know grave refs is hard work.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Nov 2012 11:30

His death notice doesn't give much info:

LEICESTER CHRONICLE - Saturday 22 August 1874

On the 9th inst. at the residence of his sister, at Belgrave, Mr Thomas May, age 55.

Lindsey

Lindsey Report 25 Nov 2012 13:50

So sorry for the delay in replying to you all and many thanks for the replies, they were very helpful and should help me get to know what I want.

Thanks again all
Lindsey