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Mary Cummings, date and place of death and burial.

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Shellie Report 18 Apr 2013 03:06

Greeting from Western Australia.
Looking for date and place of death and burial for Mary Cummings,(various spellings) Somerset.
Mary in the 1891 census is living witih her daughter Rebecca Turner nee Cummings and her family. Husband William Turner. They were living in Huntspill, Somerset.
I have written to Somerset Registration Service, Heritage Centre to see if they have a record of Mary's death. They could not find her. They suggested I write(email) the General Register Office. Again no joy. I have also checked and contacted other members of this site and Ancestry and to date no joy.

Additional information I know about Mary:
Mary was born 13.3.1807 Cannington, Somerset the daughter of James Bridges and Ann Hobbs. Mary married George Cummings on the 21.5.1829 at Cannington. George passed away 29.3.1884 at Barford Villa, Somerset.

As mentioned I live in Australia and heading to work now. I will check this thread when I return and in the days ahead. I appreciate any information, especially as I will be in Somerset for 2 days in July this year and hope to walk the ground where our ancestors lived and visit their final resting places.


Vicci Report 18 Apr 2013 05:09

First name(s): Mary

Last name: CUMMINGS

Date of burial 6 Jun 1891

Age at death: 83

Calculated year of birth: 1808

Place of burial Huntspill

Dedication: St Peter & All Hallows

County: Somerset

Huntspill St Peter & All Hallows:

Denomination: Anglican

Coverage 1623 - 1992

Number of entries: 6,776

Record source: National Burial Index

Data provider: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society


Vicci Report 18 Apr 2013 05:18

registration district for Huntspill is Bridgewater

should have been registered in apr-june qtr

if late registreing possible next quarter

could this be it

but name Elizabeth

Deaths Jun 1891 (>99%)
CUMMINGS Elizabeth 84 Bridgwater 5c 282

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Shellie Report 18 Apr 2013 08:20


Don't tell the boss but had to check for responses. Thank you. Simple couple of words but they are filled with sincere thanks.
Don't know why previous entries to Somerset Registration Service etc failed to find her.
Vicci you have solved a family mystery and I am very grateful for your help.
I will now add Huntspill to my must visit list when I am in Somerset.
On behalf of all her descendents in Australia thank you again.



mgnv Report 18 Apr 2013 12:32

1891 England Census Transcription
Ecclesiastical District:ST PETER
Parliamentary Borough:BRIDGWATER
Registration District:BRIDGWATER
Registration Sub-District 5 Huntspill
Enumeration District:1
Archive Reference:RG12 Piece Number:1886 Folio:16 Page:25

WILLIAM TURNER 1844 47 Bridgewater, Somerset HEAD M Brickyard Labourer
REBBECCA TURNER 1846 45 Spaxton, Somerset WIFE M
ALMA E TURNER 1868 23 Bridgewater, Somerset DAUGHTER S
CHARLES TURNER 1873 18 Bridgewater, Somerset SON S Brickyard Labourer
ERNEST TURNER 1875 16 Burnham, Somerset SON S Brickyard Labourer
SIDNEY TURNER 1877 14 Burnham, Somerset SON Brickyard Labourer
FRED TURNER 1880 11 Burnham, Somerset SON Scholar
ALICE TURNER 1885 6 Burnham, Somerset DAUGHTER Scholar
MINNIE TURNER 1887 4 Burnham, Somerset DAUGHTER Scholar
CLIFFORD TURNER 1889 2 Highbridge, Somerset SON

Also, I don't see any Elizabeth in her 80s in Somerset.
I think your Mary was rego'ed as Elizabeth. I would get "Elizabeth's" d.cert, and compare the d.o.d. with the date of burial, and also check the place of death, and compare it with the 1891 census I posted, which hopefully, you can tie back to your Mary.

I had an awful lot of bother finding the death of my ggg gran, Elizabeth Anderson. Eventually, it was found, but she was rego'ed by her son as Christian. Rego'ing a death can be stressful, and I suppose he just had a brain-freeze - he could read and write, so that's doesn't enter into it. However, she's buried in the same lair as her son named as Elizabeth, and the date and location on the tombstone match those on the d.cert. Also, as it was a Scottish d.cert, I could see "Christian's" parents matched Elizabeth's.