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Grave of James Kimberley Richards

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Lynn Report 23 Feb 2013 15:45

I am trying to find the grave of James Kimberley Richards who died 28/1/1938 in Newcastle. I understand he is buried at St Nicholas Cemetary, Newcastle. I live to far away to search the records at Newcastle myself. Could somebody help to search or know if the records on online somewhere. I am asking this on behalf of his daughter who would like to visit his grave.

Thank you for any help or advice.



Amokavid Report 23 Feb 2013 15:52

Many cemeteries hold their own burial records! if the cemetery is manned you could email / phone & ask if they will do the search for you,they may make a charge for doing this some do some don't & costs can vary.
Or you could ask via the relevant local council if they will check the cemetery burial records for you,they usually charge.

There will probably be plans showing grave positions as well & cemetery staff should be able to find the grave (private or public,if he's there) even without a headstone!



Lynn Report 23 Feb 2013 15:58

Hi Joan

I will trying emailing the local council and find out if the cemetary is manned.



Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 23 Feb 2013 17:15

Lynn.. i have the newcastle cemetaries on my favourites... i will have a look for you if i can get into my favourites... my computer is mucking up.....


Lynn Report 23 Feb 2013 17:50


That would be great thanks keep me posted.


Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 23 Feb 2013 18:05

LYNN.. have had a look at st nicholas cemetary.. cant find a list of names.. but i have a website DURHAM COUNTY CEMETARY RECORDS, it lists the cemetarys in the area but no st nicholas.. you have to look at each one to find the names.. it takes time but is interesting... i did find another site where you type in the name but there was lots of james richards but not your one....i have been to the newcastle council a couple of years ago and they were very helpful with assisting me with my nans birth cert so email them and see how you go... :-D

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 23 Feb 2013 18:07

the other site is Gravestone Photographic Resource....


Lynn Report 23 Feb 2013 19:12


I will have a look at the websites that you mentioned I have also emailed Newcastle council. Thanks again.



MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 19:19

I used to go to school next to that cemetery, wouldn't expect it to come under Durham?

Saint Nicholas Cemetery
Address: Nuns Moor Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5
Phone:0191 232 8520


Lynn Report 23 Feb 2013 20:39

Thanks for your help with the address and phone number. Is it a big cemetery i.e. would it be easy to find a grave or would my Aunt need help finding the grave once she has the number. Do you know if the area well, my Aunt went to school there in the 1930's the school was near to the Barracks which I'm guessing must be close to the cemetary.

I would love to find out more.



MarieCeleste Report 24 Feb 2013 11:44

Lynn, although I went to school there I didn't live in the immediate area (I was about 20 miles away).

The cemetery is close to the General Hospital and is also sometimes known as Fenham cemetery. There are photos on this link:

Best thing is to ring that number - I don't know if it puts you straight through to the cemetery or the appropriate council department.

Which was your Aunt's school?