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annieoburns

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2011, 08:49:19 »
Thank you for your posting.  These burial records are now online on the Penney website with Sheppey information.

I found the library in Sheerness very helpful in checking out the newspapers for me for an obituary.  They did not find one that we have an actual clipping of (undated) but  did find a couple of other peoples though and emailed me a copy.  They are prepared to spend so many minutes time researching personal requests.  Obits in those days were full of detail even down to who attended the funeral and who sent flowers!

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 19:38:02 »
These notes were written 20 years ago .Some of the data may be out of date !!

CEMETARY RECORDS FROM HALFWAY ,SHEERNESS,KENT.
BOOKS OF DEATH

BOOK  ONE APRI L 1857  TO  SEPTEMBER 1869
BOOK  TWO  SEPTEMBER 1869  TO 1911
BOOK THREE  JAN 1911 TO  DEC 1923
BOOK  FOUR  MAR 1923  TO MAR  1951.

 

THERE ARE TWO SETS OF THESE RECORDS. I HAD ACCESS TO THE BEST SET EXCEPT FOR BOOK THREE. HENCE DATES MAY NOT RUN CORRECTLY.

THESE BOOKS WERE KEPT IN THE POTTING SHED AT THE CEMETARY IN A VERY DIRTY DESK. THESE MAY BE HELD BY THE LIBRARY IN RUSSELL STREET. ASK FOR THE BEST SET.!!!

THIS DATA WAS COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL BOOKS.THE DEPTH OF GRAVE, LOCATION ETC WAS NOT NOTED.

PLEASE CHECK THE ORIGINALS FOR ANY ERRORS. ETC,.

PLEASE CHECK ANY DATA USED.IT HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED AND WAS COMPILED FOR USE BY COLIN PENNEY.

COLUMN  ONE;-IS THE NAME OF THE PERSON (F) DENOTES FEMALE (M) DENOTES          MALE.

.COLUMN TWO;- IS THE AGE OF THE PERSON.(O) DENOTES AGED ONE YEAR OR                       UNDER.

COLUMN THREE;-    IS THE ADDRESS.

COLUMN FOUR ;-    IS THE OCCUPATION ,WHERE KNOWN.

COLUMN FIVE;-    IS THE DATE WHEN BURIED.     

 

 

IN ALL OF THESE RECORDS I TRY TO USE;-

S/N =SHEERNESS

Q/B =QUEENBOROUGH

E/C =EASTCHURCH.

B/T =BLUETOWN

  CHAPMAN CODES ARE USED MOST TIMES.

SOME RECORDS  ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO READ .

ST.PAULS CHURCH WAS AT B/T.     PC MINSTER DENOTES PARISH CHURCH AT MINSTER.

AROUND THE 1910 DEATHS I NOTED A FEW ADDRESSES WERE GIVEN AS "CLIFF HOUSE" THIS IS THE TIME THE TOWN WAS TRYING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE WORKHOUSE.

I NOTED  SOME PAGES WERE MISSING E.G. AUG 1896 TO APRIL 1904 ;SEPT 1895 TO JAN 1896 SEP AND OCT 1909.

IN MY RECORD OF BIRTHS THE EARLY BIRTHS ONLY GAVE THE FATHERS NAME ONLY.SOME LATER RECORDS GAVE BOTH PARENTS,

O DENOTES STILL BORN, T DENOTES TWINS  B DENOTES BAPTISMS   

 WHILE SEARCHING FOR MY FAMILY IN THE LOCAL (SHEERNESS) LIBRARY I NOTED THEY HAD TWO SETS OF HARD COPIES (SHEERNESS TIMES AND THE SHEERNESS GUARDIANS) BUT NOT THE COMPLETE SETS. AT ONE STAGE THESE BOOKS WERE SENT TO SITTINGBOURNE LIBRARY  IN CASE OF FLOODING ,THEN THEY WERE RETUNED .  THE COMPLETE SETS OF BOTH  LOCAL NEWSPAPER WERE ON MICRO FILMAND  THE ODD HARD COPIES WERE THEN GIVEN TO THE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY.

The solution to every problem is a.) time , or  b.) another problem.

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 12:41:47 »
I was told when I was a young lad that if a grave was not tended for x number of years the site was taken over by the Council and another body could then  be buried on the top of the coffin already there . The original coffin being quite deep .
What this true , if so there is plenty of room for more burials .
The solution to every problem is a.) time , or  b.) another problem.

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 17:48:36 »
I don't think it will last 10 years.  Last summer I was told by the worker there that there were only around 70 spaces left!

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 14:01:11 »
No problem, thank you for the offer  :)

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 13:39:12 »
I have the index of Halfway Cemetery on CD-Rom the Kent Family History Society. If kyn doesn't mind i'm will to do look-ups. Please 'pm' me for this, don't leave messages here. I will need surname, forenames and approximate date.

Best Wishes,
Derek

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 13:11:33 »

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Re: Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 16:25:06 »
Thanks for that.  I have a whole gang of rellies buried there. Any chance of photo fo what is on rest of board? famous people buried there perchance?

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