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Offline Lutonman

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 13:29:36 »
The nearest other church will be St Margaret's Rochester their records are at Medway Archives only line.
Here is the link to their new website address.
http://medway.adlibhosting.com.


 




 



 


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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 21:17:56 »
Funny this should be the first subject up when I came onto the Forum today to ask exactly the same question! I need help too.

My grandfather died in  June 1916 at his home above his tobacconists shop in Rochester High Street in the parish of St Nicholas of Myra (next door to the Cathedral) The Burial records for there finish in 1888. So where would I find records for this - where would the burial ground be for this parish? Any ideas please?

I've family from Chatham and Gillingham who died between 1861 and the 1920s. They were all buried Maidstone road. The records are held at Medway Archives. Albeit long before the recent 'cut backs' in services. I received a reply to my email asking if they could give me the grave numbers within a few days giving me all of my family's burial plot numbers.

Unfortunately the council removed many of the gravestones in the late 70s or very early 80s.

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 18:05:39 »
Rochester PR,s are on CityArk

http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 14:53:09 »
From this date Rochester burials were transferred to the new Council Cemetery on Rochester Maidstone Road. Records are held, I presume, by Medway Council. You might also try the "Find a Grave" web site.

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 13:28:37 »
Funny this should be the first subject up when I came onto the Forum today to ask exactly the same question! I need help too.

My grandfather died in  June 1916 at his home above his tobacconists shop in Rochester High Street in the parish of St Nicholas of Myra (next door to the Cathedral) The Burial records for there finish in 1888. So where would I find records for this - where would the burial ground be for this parish? Any ideas please?

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 11:25:20 »
Thanks Grandarog and MikeB - all very helpful.

JW

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 09:43:45 »
As far as I know they are not available on-line.

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 09:43:26 »
John, try contacting the History Society they will probably have a look at the Parish registers for you.
wateringburylhsociety@gmail.com.
If they can`t help the PR's are probably on Microfilm at Maidstone Library.

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 08:15:48 »
My wife is currently part of a team that is digitising all the parish registers held by KCC archive to eventually make them all available online.

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 22:58:18 »
Thank you Mikeb.  Do you know if those records are held on line?  I did run a couple of searches on their website a while back but I could locate Wateringbury burials.

JW

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Re: How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 21:43:52 »
Wateringbury Church Registers are held in the County Archive Library in Maidstone. If he is buried there then he will be recorded in "Burials".

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How to find where a relative buried.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 21:15:36 »
My Great Grandfather George Impett died in Maidstone Hospital in 1907.  The family were living in Magpie Cottage, Martin Lane, Nettlestead.  I have a vague memory of my Nan saying her Dad was buried in Wateringbury Churchyard.   I have tried many searches on 'Find a Grave' type sites but no joy.

So, can anyone advise me on the best course of action.  I've not done this before so I'm a bit 'green'.

Thanks

JW

 

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