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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

I agree with the comments that it more likely reads "C. E. Markby". A good possibility would be the Rev. Cecil Edward Campbell Markby. He was recorded as "Clerk of Holy Orders" in ...
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Burial of a person who committed suicide in 18th century England?

At that time, a suicide would not have been buried in consecrated ground. Suicide was both a sin and a criminal offence. Burial in consecrated ground was only permitted after 1823 without ritual, ...
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What records might be created in England when people are re-interred?

"Would a vicar enter a burial if no burial took place?" Possibly. I have seen (and started) more than one thread about exactly what the meaning of an entry in a burial register is. The "obvious" ...
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Looking for grave of German soldier who died in World War II

The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund) is the authority that maintains a database of German war graves (especially World War I and World War II). The only mandatory information you need for a ...
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Reading 1625 burial record from East Quantoxhead, Somerset, England?

The entries begin "Item uppon the...". Item is a Latin word meaning "also", commonly found in British parish registers and documents such as inventories where entries are written in list. On its ...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

Shipping the body back to the home village is a possibility, as you can see in the related question What records might be created in England when people are re-interred?. In his book talk The ...
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Finding 1930s burial in Iowa?

From the information provided it sounds like she likely died in Iowa in the 1930s; this falls within the state of Iowa's currently available public death certificate request timeframe. As of February ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

Cemetery listings There are 2 Mount Washington Cemeteries in Missouri - one in Independence, Jackson County and a smaller one in Plattsburg, Clinton County. Most likely the Mount Washington in ...
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Finding photo of Robert Mason's 1890 Headstone on Isle of Wight?

This does read like a gravestone epitaph, especially the line from the hymn "Come unto Me and rest". There are a few resources for the Isle of Wight that would be my first ports of call. The Isle of ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

I do research on Albany Rural Cemetery burials on a very frequent basis. The phrase "In whose lot interred" on the Albany Rural Cemetery burial index cards always refers to the person whose name is ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

I believe L. H. M. stood for Light Horse Man. This was a rank of light-armed soldier. There are numerous references to this rank in Chelsea Hospital and its Traditions (1838). Just for your ...
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Why might I be unable to find a parish burial record?

My general advice on finding records in a particular area is in this answer: What records are available in a particular locale? My checklist looks like this: Learn what records might have been ...
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Locating burial in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer

The phrase following the placename is: eine Stadt am Ägäisches Meer that is, "a city on the Aegean Sea" That means that "Veles" must be in either Greece or Turkey Fuzzy Gazetteer suggests a ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

After getting links from @ColeValleyGirl I viewed a burial record for Catherine Rouse, aged 84, on 4 Jan 1857 at Truro St Mary: transcription: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=R_273488574 (...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

I can't see an obvious burial record for Edward, but if you can find out where his wife was buried, there's a decent chance he'll be there too. Or he could be in a family plot somewhere, so you could ...
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

You might try searching for the record on Cook County Genealogy. Once you register, you can search for death records that are over 20 years old. To view the actual record, however, you need to pay $17....
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

If you haven't already done so, I suggest placing an inquiry with the local genealogy group in Chicago. I was looking for information on my grandmother who was never issued a death certificate (she ...
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How to find place of burial or cremation in Gloucestershire?

A couple of suggestions for you in the local area that may narrow down your search: Gloucestershire county archives are largely kept at the archive office in Gloucester. Almondsbury nowadays is ...
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Where is/was location of Corvoda (near Lezant), Cornwall, England?

Looks like Carvoda, an isolated farm/hamlet, south of Launceston and then south east of the village of Lezant. It's quite close to the A388 Launceston-Callington-Saltash road but road access is only ...
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Where is/was location of Corvoda (near Lezant), Cornwall, England?

Carvoda Carvoda is/was a farm and settlement very close to Lezant (as shown on this modern map). It is spelled Curvoda on an earlier map (1883 Ordinance Survey). An Index to the Historical Place ...
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Meaning of "brought from" on early 19th century London burial record?

For a different London cemetery in a slightly later period I found: Brought From - The place of death; could be hospital, hospice or home address. My first thought was that Hoxton Square ...
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Did UK Poor Houses pay for pauper's graves?

The Poor House system in Ireland was run on similar lines to the English model and I have some experience of it. In Ireland the Poor House would pay for a burial for someone whose family didn’t or ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

I agree that there can be little doubt that "In Whose Lot Interred" refers to the proprietor of the lot. A search on the Albany Rural Cemetery website, entering only the section number 103 as my ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

For those who haven't yet visited the website of the Albany Rural Cemetery -- the site has other resources besides the search box that allows you to directly search for people who might be interred ...
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Seeking English burial/death record prior to 1837?

On the limited information provided the following would appear to be a candidate burial for Hannah Evans on 12 Jan 1824 at Leominster. "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, ...
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Finding 1930s burial in Iowa?

When searching for a person's burial (in whatever place or country), there are often a couple of "routes" you may have to try out to find this information. A good place to start (as you have already ...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

The Index To Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 at FindMyPast gives the residence of Edward Brewer Brooks at the time of his death on 11 May 1901 as being Loughborough. You may already know this but, if ...
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Affidavits in English burial records

In 1667 and 1678 the English wool trade was in trouble so a law was passed requiring every body would be wrapped in a woollen shroud to help the industry. Remember that everyday folk would not have ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

1963 is recent enough that privacy law may prevent some data being publicly available publicly. As a descendant, you might request copies of the death certificates from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/...
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