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3 birmingham babies

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zenawarrior Report 1 Apr 2013 12:09

hi all, but mainly brummies i would think
on the 1911 census my greatgrand parents alice harriet and william henry crowther state they have 3 babies dead but i managed to find them
frederick william1899-1900 42740
ada mary 1903-1903 44781
ivy lily 1906-1906 46226
this morning i found that they are buried in key hill cemetery(the jewellery quarter) and i have the register numbers (see above).
what i would like to know is would they have had their own graves in a childrens section and would i be able to find were they are in the cemetery
very best wishes and a very happy easter


Reggie Report 1 Apr 2013 12:17

There is bound to be a cemetery office. Call in there and ask them for the locations of the graves.

I would doubt that there would have been a children's section in those days...........although one never knows.........


zenawarrior Report 1 Apr 2013 12:19

thank you reggie will try that
happy easter


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Apr 2013 12:21

has contact details for 'The Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries'. He might be able to give you advice.

Although there may be a mass grave of new borns or infants who died in hospital, I doubt if there would be a 'childrens' section at that period.

Unless the parents were able to purchase a plot, the child might well have been popped in with an adult who was being buried at the same time.


zenawarrior Report 1 Apr 2013 12:24

thank you detective i will also try that after finding them i wont give up on them now
happy easter


wisechild Report 1 Apr 2013 14:26

Last time I saw Key Hill cemetery it was more or less in ruins. My g grandmother & 2 of her sons & a grandchild, as well as several other ancestors are buried there, but it is completely neglected & has become a haunt of drunks & junkies. Disgraceful!!
In answer to your question, I´m pretty sure there was no designated childrens´section, but there are many, many "paupers" graves with up to 20 people in each one, including children.
By the way, in Brum you look for babbies, not babies.
Good luck with your search.
PS Reggie.
There is no cemetery office at Key Hill & as far as I know there never was. It was administered from Warstone Lane cemetery.


zenawarrior Report 1 Apr 2013 14:51

thanks for your repy wise child
i will visit it soon so hopefully you never know
happy easter
i am a brummie
and yes i do say babbie but write baby most of the time x


wisechild Report 1 Apr 2013 15:02

Hi Zena.
Whatever you do, don´t go to Key Hill on your own. It´s dangerous.
My aunt & I were in correspondence about the state of the cemetery when my g grandmother´s grave, along with many others, was moved to allow the building of the tramway from Snow Hill to Wolverhampton in 1995
Won´t go into all the disputes that arose, but my aunt registered an official complaint to B´ham City Council about the state of the cemetery.
As luck would have it, I still have a copy of the letter she sent.
It was addressed to BCC .Cemeteries & Crematorium Dept, The Haven, Yardley Cemetery, Yardley Road B25 8NA.
Suggest you contact them for info.


zenawarrior Report 1 Apr 2013 15:56

ok marion
i have a friend who comes with me when i go grave hunting
she reckons my family are more interesting than hers
i found the register numbers from find my past
i will take your advise and contact yardley. as it happens we have a visit there planned for wednesday so might be able to do it then
we are visiting the babies mother father grandmother grandfathers graves
very best wishes and thankyou again
zena x


Jean Report 2 Apr 2013 17:30

The friends of Key Hill have worked very hard to tidy the cemetary & they are extremely helpful, if you tell them who you are lookimg for they will tell you the exact location



zenawarrior Report 4 Apr 2013 10:25

sorry for not answering jean thank you for your reply i will phone them