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Kuros Report 1 Mar 2013 15:57

I would start with the local authority and ask if she was buried in a municipal cemetery. You have the year and place of her death to give them. Some charge for a search, or, at least, for the information they give you. Most don't charge if they can't find the grave. Many will tell you that the person is buried there for nothing and you can then search the cemetery yourself on foot. This isn't always practical though and there may not be a headstone. Of course, there may be more than one cemetery. You could try to see if any asylum records exist but they are very few and far between. There are also church burial records but I would think these are unlikely to help in this case.

She may also share a grave with another family member so it's worth asking for any other names you think may be relevant.

You've come so far it would be nice to have the last piece of the puzzle.


Elizabeth Report 1 Mar 2013 14:55

Thank you all for all your help. Finally a great success. Ada Merrell Died in Macclesfield Lunatic Assylum. She went there in 1915 and died in 1919. Such a sad story. My mother would have been twelve and remembered her well no doubt. I visited Macclesfield and walked around the grounds now a beautiful and peaceful place. I would now like to find her grave - any ideas?
Thank you all again,


KathleenBell Report 24 Sep 2010 21:42

Is this the marriage:-

Name: John Midgley
Year of Registration: 1901
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Bucklow
County: Cheshire, Lancashire
Volume: 8a
Page: 251

Spouse Ada Merrell.

I'd say the death that Andrew found looks like a good bet - the age seems right.

Kath. x


Andrew Report 24 Sep 2010 20:31

Possible death

Deaths Dec 1919 (95%)

Midgley Ada 42 Macclesfield 8a 160



**Ann** Report 24 Sep 2010 20:09

Is this her?????????

census - household transcription
Person: MIDGLEY, Ada
Address: 7 Woodfield Road Altrincham

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census search results 1911 address search redefine current search
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth
Year Occupation Where Born Original


MIDGLEY, John Head Married M 40 1871 Milling Machinist And Gear Cutting Yorks Ingrow VIEW
MIDGLEY, Ada Wife Married
9 years F 33 1878 Cheshire Over Tabley VIEW
MIDGLEY, Alice Daughter F 8 1903 School Cheshire Dunham Massey VIEW
MIDGLEY, Clara Daughter F 5 1906 School Cheshire Altrincham VIEW
MIDGLEY, Ada Daughter F 2 1909 Cheshire Altrincham VIEW


RG number:
RG14 Piece:
21524 Reference:
RG14PN21524 RG78PN1283 RD445 SD2 ED1 SN233

Registration District:
Bucklow Sub District:
Altrincham Enumeration District:
1 Parish:

7 Woodfield Road Altrincham County:


census search results 1911 address search redefine current search


**Ann** Report 24 Sep 2010 20:01


Who did she marry where and what year to narrow down search, take it that Midgley is her married name.


Mike *

Mike * Report 24 Sep 2010 20:00

Evidence of marriage to whom ?


Elizabeth Report 24 Sep 2010 19:54

Dear Andy
I amStill looking for the death certificate of Ada Midgley - aqnd still finding my way around this site!! She was born in Altrincham, Knutsford Cheshire in 1877. The family has always believed that she died in a mental hosp but I am begining to have my doubts and wonder if she went to Canada.

Thank you for replying to my "trying to find"

Kind regards


ChristineinPortugal Report 4 Feb 2010 10:19

What is the surname and location?



Andrew Report 4 Feb 2010 10:19

Where was she born and what was her maiden and married surname, please?



Elizabeth Report 4 Feb 2010 10:17

I have birth (1877) certificate for Ada and evidence of marrriage but cannot find death certificate believed to be after 1908 before 1927