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Gloucestershire Archives: Burial research required

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Angela Report 22 Mar 2013 12:20

Gloucestershire is very far a way for me. Does anybody live near Gloucestershire Archives that are willing to do a bit of research for free?

I need help in finding a burial for Jame Gwynn who died on 21 Oct 1942 at The Infirmary Eastington, Gloucestershire, Aged 18 years old. His home address was 6 Woodcock Lane, Gloucestershire. His Occupation: General Labourer..

I have had help from a local Priest from the area and he has suggested St. Cyr's churchyard, in which case the details of the person, but not necessarily of the grave will be recorded in the Church burial registers.

There is also the possibility that a burial could have taken place at St. Michael and All Angels, Eastington or possibly at a non-conformist Church, the only one of which had a burial ground in Stonehouse was the Congregational Church in the High Street (now demolished).

Just to be able to locate his grave would give relief to my aunt.

If anyone could help with this research you would be making a little old lady very happy.

All suggestions welcome.

Thank you for your time.



Reggie Report 22 Mar 2013 12:33

What a shame that GR alienated the member who used to do Glos RO lookups............he was so helpful.


Jonesey Report 22 Mar 2013 12:53

Try a post on the Gloucestershire message board at

A free site with localised single county message boards. I have had some success in asking and receiving similar help on the site.

In 1942 I would have thought that burial in a public cemetery was probably more likely than in a churchyard unless of course there was a specific reason otherwise. Have you contacted local cemeteries in the area?


Angela Report 23 Mar 2013 14:47

Thank you Reggie & Jonesey for your messages.

I did write to the Cemeteries about 6 months ago asking for a free search, but never got a reply back. I assumed they are rigid on their genealogy policy. Gloucester City Council offers a genealogy service to search the burial & cremation registers. (Research is for cemeteries only) The cost £39.02. I don't have the money to do this.

Do you think it would be better to phone them?

I haven't tried Gloucestershire Root's chat yet. I will try that later today. Haven't been feeling well. Got caught in a down pour last night.

Thank you for your helpful comments.



Reggie Report 23 Mar 2013 15:10

I think that the person to whom I referred is now on Rootschat - look out for a Victor. He's really helpful, and really clued-up.

He was such a loss to GR...........


Angela Report 23 Mar 2013 20:48

I've just posted on Fingers crossed I get some feedback.


Angela Report 25 Mar 2013 10:42

I phoned Gloucester City Council for Gloucestershire burials & Cremations and they checked Tredworth Road Cemetery & Coney Hill Cemetery - James Gwynn not found.

They suggested I should call Gloucestershire Family History Society for help.
I spoke to a lovely lady from their and she said that because he died in Eastington and lived nr Stonehouse, I should try the churches for Stroud. As there are no cemeteries covering his area.


Angela Report 27 Mar 2013 20:48

The lovely Victor has found him!