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Sheila Report 3 Sep 2013 14:17

I have found a burial for 1900,in the column for the clergyman's name there is written "Certified Under The Burials Act 1880 by (husband's name)" What does this mean?

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Sep 2013 15:05

maybe he was the informant on her death cert and had done the funeral arrangements


JMW Report 3 Sep 2013 15:09

This is usually where a religious service did not take place, so just a burial without 'trappings' and so the husband, in this case, signed to certify the burial took place.
Added. Humanist type funeral arrangements and Quakers are some examples my local cemetery informed me when I asked this same question a few days ago.


Sheila Report 3 Sep 2013 19:55

Thank you.



DazedConfused Report 4 Sep 2013 14:49

These type of burials still take place and are called disposals.

I know because that is how my mothers funeral was conducted, it is quite common when there are no family or friends attending.