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nvb272 (#47767642)
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bob dennis
RE: Edwards/Jamieson
Hi Neil,
I went back to the Church today and actually spoke to the vicar.
He informed me that burials before 1920/1921 took place close to the Church and those after 1920/1921 in the "New Cemetery". THE RECORDS FOR THE PRE 1921 BURIALS ARE LOST. The only way of identifying burials there are via the headstone, and I have already checked all the headstones there.
He showed me the records after 1921 but the record "H11/6" doesn't exist - nor anything resembling it.
He suggested that you check with whoever provided you with the plot number and ask them where they got their info.

Added by bob dennis on Jun 05, 2012 7:07 AM

bob dennis
RE: Edwards/Jamieson

If you look at the photo of the Church on the cemetery record ( you will see headstones near the Church. These headstones (graves) continue on both sides of the Church and behind, but with no obvious lay out. I believe at that time, those with money were buried nearest the Church. There is about 2 acres of graves. The graves have no numbers and this area is known as "Old Ground". For example, there are several First World War CWGC graves (1916 - 1918) there with soldiers buried and even they refer to it as "Old Ground".
As you look at the front of the Church about 50 yards on the right, down Church Brae, there is a gate to the "newer" part of the Church cemetery. As you enter this gate, Section A is immediately in front of you.
The Church obviously realised that there should be a more organised way of burials and so there are rows of graves.
From what I saw yesterday, the earliest grave in Section A is about 1930.
So I would query the Irish World website and ask them from where they got their information.
If you check out the map provided in my Cemetery Record (link above) for Glendermott CoI Church, you will see a red Question Mark. If you enlarge the map by clicking on it and press the satellite mode, the red question mark is right on Section A.
If the family you are interested in had little money, then there is a strong possibility that they could not afford a headstone.
On a more positive note, I have done a Will Search at PRONI, and found William Jamieson's WILL:-
Date of Death : 5 April 1906
Surname : Jamieson Date of Grant : 1 May 1906
Forename : William Reseal Date :
Registry : Londonderry Effects : Effects 70 11s. 8d.
Full Abstract :
Administration of the estate of William Jamieson late of Bonds-street Waterside Londonderry Retired Harbour Constable who died 5 April 1906 granted at Londonderry to Mary Ann Blair Married Woman.

Mary Ann Blair is probably a daughter of his?

Also the Will of Catherine EDWARDS:-
Mrs Date of Death : 4 November 1935
Surname : Edwards Date of Grant : 11 July 1936
Forename : Catherine Reseal Date :
Registry : Londonderry Effects : Effects 149 13s 1d
Full Abstract :
Edwards Catherine of 40 Bond's Street Waterside Londonderry widow died 4 November 1935 Probate Londonderry 11 July to Charles Leonard Edwards civil engineer. Effects 149 13s. 1d.

Hope this helps you.


Added by bob dennis on Apr 17, 2012 1:09 PM

bob dennis
RE: Edwards/Jamieson

As I said there were no headstones in section A with your names.

Do you have any dates of death?

Added by bob dennis on Apr 16, 2012 3:43 PM

bob dennis
RE: Edwards/Jamieson

I paid a visit to this graveyard to-day and had a look around section A.

Unfortunately I could not find a headstone, nor could I find any headstone with the names you are looking for.

How sure are you that they are buried in that plot - Section A Plot 30?

From what I could see the lower numbers in Section A have burials from about 1930 through to the 1940's. Does that fit in with the first death of your subjects?

Added by bob dennis on Apr 16, 2012 12:31 PM


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