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MarysRoots Report 31 Dec 2012 13:40

Thank you I will have a look for others I know a lot have gone at Christ Church from the 1900's so not holding out much chance of finding one from 1832 but who knows I might just get lucky

Mary :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 31 Dec 2012 11:10

Don't get upset if there isn't one. If you go for a wander yourself, at least you'll have had a day out ;-)

Make a note of any other Hyde headstones you find - they may fit in somewhere


MarysRoots Report 31 Dec 2012 11:08

Thank you the Church is still exists so I will see if I can find grave


Mary :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 31 Dec 2012 11:06

That's a burial record.

No, the number 187 is the entry number in the Parish Register of Burials, not the burial plot. As its not recorded, the church probably doesn't have a ledger recording who was buried where.

Assuming the Church still exists, you could ask them if there is a headstone in situ. Many have been moved to the side of the graveyard to make it easier to maintain, or indeed, the plot reused.

Reminder - more people 'didn't' have a headstone than those who did


MarysRoots Report 31 Dec 2012 10:53


I did a search for burial on Freereg details below and I wondered if theRegisterNumber 187 could mean the grave number

County Staffordshire
Place Sedgley
Church Christ Church, Coseley
RegisterNumber 187
BurialDate 25 Aug 1832
Forename Mary
Surname HYDE
Age 54
Abode Skidmores Row
Notes Cholera
FileNumber 26770

Thank you



KathleenBell Report 31 Dec 2012 10:44

Do you mean as part of a more recent birth registration for example:-

District no: 0021D
Reg no: D88A<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ent no: 022
DOR: 199

These are the numbers necessary to order a certificate.

The entry is slightly different from older birth registrations which have a volume number and page number.

Kath. x


K Report 31 Dec 2012 07:24

Do you mean the number that a birth, death or marriage is given on a register such as below (from FreeBMD) which you can use to purchase a certificate? It gives the volume and page number on the register

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Dec 1891 (>99%)
Davies Robert Daniel Oswestry 6a 654


MarysRoots Report 31 Dec 2012 04:17


Can anyone tell me what a Register Number means please

Thank you