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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, and with ritual only after the 1880 Burial Act, one description of which is found here. As the Church would have nothing to do with the burial of a suicide, ...


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This webpage claims he was in Wednesbury in 1841C: http://www.myheritage.com/person-1000489_150692981_150692981/joseph-brown-lever. Suggest you get creative with some wildcard searches....


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Based on the hint by @user3310902 I used FindMyPast and Ancestry.com to (re-)locate Joseph Brown Lever in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England: Class: HO107; Piece: 984; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Wednesbury; County: Staffordshire; Enumeration District: 12; Folio: 8; Page: 8; Line: 21; GSU roll: 474618 My interpretation of this household is: Jos[ep]h ...


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