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London Burial

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MarieCeleste Report 26 Mar 2013 19:17

Following pm from Steph with a name I've checked BNA but sadly no family notices (or any other articles)


StephScouser Report 26 Mar 2013 15:07

Hello Everybody,

Thank you very much for all of your help!

I think I need get my head round the London geography and hopefully things will be much clearer.

Thank you for all of your advice! It has made it clearer for me and given me a start point! I am living in hope that he has a grave stone, but I am not getting too excited just yet, he seemed like he had some money behind him so fingers crossed.

His wife Isabella was originally from London so they may have been buried with her family, she seems to have been baptised at Christ Church in Watney Street and always lived around Tower Hamlets. James was born in Ireland but was brought to Liverpool by his parents when just a small child. He remained in Liverpool until 1869 when he travelled to New Zealand. From then on he never stays still, living and travelling between london/ Liverpool/ Ireland and Brazil! A very interesting man, would love to find a grave!

Thank you

Steph :)


JannieAnnie Report 26 Mar 2013 11:22

You have said that he died in Hammersmith London which could be under the W6 postcode, 10 Camden Gardens is most likely an NW1 postcode and St James' Square is an SW1Y postcode. Where they married will fall under East London postcodes (E1).

I suggest that you do as much research as you can online (as posted previously on this thread) otherwise you may find you run out of time when you visit London.

One other point I would make - he may have died in Camden Gardens but maybe there was a plot/family plot in East London (on the off chance).

Hope you can track him down!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Mar 2013 09:22

There are a couple of other problems...

Even if you could find out where he was buried
- There may not be a headstone
- The grave may have been reused
- It might have been built on (more so with church graveyards than municipal ones.)

All the same - good luck with your search


MarieCeleste Report 25 Mar 2013 22:59

Steph, what was his name? Just on the remote chance that there may be something in the newspaper archives or London burials on Ancestry.


Pam Report 25 Mar 2013 21:55

A couple of sites that may help:


KempinaPartyhat Report 25 Mar 2013 21:39

i really dont want to give you a case of the glums!!!!!! But there are 250,000 people in the kensal Green grave yard!!! in some 65,000 graves

ry using google to find out more about each gravve yard ..even ccontact them if possible theye may be able to help you before you go

Good Luck


StephScouser Report 25 Mar 2013 12:52

Thank you very much this does give me a starting ground!



Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Mar 2013 12:43

Googled this issued by Fulham and Hammersmith Council

Cemetery Records
Details of cemetery records held by our archives service
Fulham Old Burial Ground, Fulham Palace Road.
Registers of burials, 1865-1908. Indexed 1865-1899.
Notices of interments, 1865-1960

Fulham New Cemetery, North Sheen
Notices of interments, 1909-1964
Applications for purchase of private graves 1909-1962

Hammersmith Old Burial Ground, Margravine Road
Registers of burials, 1869-1952

Hammersmith New Cemetery, Mortlake
Registers of burials, 1926-1953. Indexed 1926-53
Register of graves 1926-1952

Other local cemeteries
Lists of notable persons buried at:
Kensal Green (All Souls) Cemetery, Harrow Road(opened 1833)
Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road(opened 1840)
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green, Harrow Road(
Page last updated: 01/09/2009


StephScouser Report 25 Mar 2013 12:27

Hello Everybody!

I have recently discovered that an ancestor died 23 January 1914 in Hammersmith London. He died at the address 10 Camden Gardens. He lived in London from the 1870s onwards other known address were St James Square Notting Hill, Tower Hamlets. He and his wife were married twice for some reason, firstly in St Dunstan and All Saints Stepney in 1871 and then in Christ Church Watney Street Tower Hamlets in 1879.

I would like to make a trip down to London at some point in the future, but I do not know much about London Geneaology or geography for that matter.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest possible burial sites either municipal or Church? Although married in a Protestant Church I do believe he was born and baptised a Catholic.

Also are there any online resources available? Any advice would be greatly appreciated concerning the burial of this man!

Thank you

Steph :)