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Martin Douglas Packer (#47912178)
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Bio Photo 1.The funeral of Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey on 26th April 1882, included a "Packer": Mr. Robert PACKER who was apparently from Derbyshire!






The family & friends who attended CHARLES DARWIN's funeral, Westminster Abbey, London: 26th April 1882.[These names listed exactly as they are and in in the same order as the report in "The Times" on 27th April 1882.]

* Find-A-Grave memorial

"Oxford National Dictionary of Biographies" for + are available.

*Mr. William Erasmus Darwin, (chief mourner)+
*Mr. George Darwin, F.R.S.,+
* Mrs. William Darwin,
Miss Darwin, (?)
* Mrs. Litchfield,
* Mr Francis Darwin,+
* Mr. Leonard Darwin,+
* Mr. R. B. Litchfield,
* Mr. Horace Darwin,+
Mr. Leonard Darwin, R.E.,
Mr. Darwin of Elston-hall, (?)
Mr. F. Alvey Darwin,
Captain Charles Darwin,
Mr. Reginald Darwin, of Buxton,
*Mrs. Vaughan Williams,
Miss Wedgwood, (?)
the Rev. Charles Parker,
Mr. Robert PACKER (!)
Mr. H. F. Bristowe, Q.C.,
*Mr. Francis Galton, F.R.S.,+
Mr. Ernest Wedgwood,
*Mr. Hensleigh Wedgwood,
*Mr. T. H. Farrer, Secretary of the Board of Trade,
*Mrs. Farrer,
Mr. Godfrey Wedgwood,
Miss A. Wedgwood,
*Mrs. Ruck, [mother of Amy Ruck, Francis Darwin's late first wife]
the Rev. Arthur Wedgwood,
Mr. J. C. Hawkshaw,
Mrs. Hawkshaw,
Mr. George Allen,
Mr. Henry Allen, M.P.;
servant, Mr. William Jackson,
and Mr. Joseph Parslow." (Butler)

2. Parish of Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge:

"The church of St Giles and St Peter stands at the junction of Castle Street/Castle Hill with Chesterton Road, but the Ascension Parish Burial Ground,[a church cemetery created when the churchyard became closed to further interments], is off the Huntingdon Road near the junction with Storey's Way in the northwest of Cambridge. It includes the graves of many Cambridge academics and non-conformists of the 19th and early 20th century. A small chapel was also built on the grounds. The one and a half acres of the burial ground were established in 1857, the first burial being in 1869. Today some 2,500 people of every religious denomination and none, are buried in 1,500 plots. It is the final resting place of many city and university dignitaries, scientists, 101 Fellows [including three Nobel prize winners] and 24 Knights of the Realm. It is a designated City Wildlife Site and is part of the Storey's Way Conservation area. In 2005 the plant species present were catalogued and the site is now managed so as to encourage wildlife and habitat diversity, as well as to care for the graves themselves. It is a ‘hidden' part of the busy and rapidly expanding city and remains little known even to people who have lived all their lives in Cambridge."

Note: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains biographies of 75 people interred in the Ascension Burial Ground, (alphabetically):

ADAMS, J.C.
ANDERSON, H.K.
ANSCOMBE, G.E.M.
ARBERRY, A.J.
BALL, R.S.
BENDALL, C.
BENNETT, J.A.W.
BENSON, A.C.
BETHUNE-BAKER, J.F.
BLACKMAN, F.F.
BRINK, C.O.**
BROGAN, D.W.
BROOKE, Z.N.
BURN, R.
CABLE, J.E.S.S.
CHITTICK, N.H.
CHORLEY, R.J.
CHRISTOPHERSON, D.G.
CLARK, W.H.
COCKCROFT, J.D.
CORNFORD, F.C. (Frances Darwin)
DARWIN, F.
DARWIN, H.
EDDINGTON, A.S.*
EWING, J.A.
FRAZER, J.G.
FRAZER, E.J. de B.
GERHARD, R.
GWATKIN, H.M.
HEITLAND, M.
HEITLAND, W.E.
HOBSON, E.W.
HOPKINS, F.G.
HOPKINSON, B.
HUTCHINSON, A.
JACKSON, H.
JEBB, R.C.
KENNY, C.S.
LAMB, H.
LIVEING, G.D.
MacALISTER, D.
MacALISTER, R.A.S.
MacCARTHY, C.O.D.
MacCARTHY, M.J.
MARSHALL, A.
MARTIN, C.J.
MAYOR, J.E.B.
McLEAN, N.
MOORE, G.E.("Bill")*
NEWALL, F.
NEWTON, A.
PERUTZ, M.F.*
RADZINOWICZ, L.
RAMSEY, F.P.
RIVERS RIVERS, W.H.*
ROUSE BALL, W.M.
SANDYS, J.E.
SARGANT, C.H.
SCOTT, C.A.
SKEAT, B.M.
SKEAT, W.W.
STERN, J.P.M.**
TANNER, J.R.
TAYLOR, C.
TAYLOR, H.M.**
VERRALL, A.W.
VERRALL, M. de G.
WARD, H.M.
WINFIELD, P.H.
WINSTANLEY, D.A.
WISDOM, A.J.T.D.*
WITTGENSTEIN, L.J.J.
WOOD, C.
WRIGHT, W.A.

Unfortunately very few of the ONDB biographies contain any references to the following+:

1. place of burial or *interred/**scattered ashes;

2. membership of The Cambridge Apostles (9 of 10):

JACKSON
JEBB
MacALISTER, D.
MacCARTHY, C.O.D.
McLEAN
MOORE, G.E. ("Bill")
RAMSEY, F.P.
VERRALL, A.W.
WITTGENSTEIN

3. membership of the Cambridge University Moral Sciences Club (5):

ANSCOMBE
MOORE, G.E. ("Bill")
RAMSEY, F.P.
WISDOM, A.J.T.D.
WITTGENSTEIN

[+This has been brought to the attention of ODNB.]


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julia&keld
RE: George Macaulay Trevelyan
what is the problem?
Added by julia&keld on Apr 18, 2014 11:07 AM
caryatid
RE: 2 x Follets @ North Stoneham, Hants.
Good to see your Darwins have photos now. Pity about the Folletts - perhaps their stone is no longer legible.
Added by caryatid on Apr 17, 2014 3:46 AM
Dafydd Williams
O.C. Power
Forgot to tell you that one of the three vehicle storage garages at Wythall is named Power Hall in honour of OCP.
Added by Dafydd Williams on Apr 14, 2014 1:38 PM
Dafydd Williams
O.C. Power
I have taken several other photos of the memorial. The kerbstones are in a bit of a mess. I have sent copies to the secretary of BaMMOT (Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust), who operate the Midland Transport Museum at Wythall. The museum houses numerous examples of Midland Red buses, dating from the early 1920's to 1970's.
I have a radiator tank top badge from a 1926 Midland Red bus hanging in my hallway.
Added by Dafydd Williams on Apr 14, 2014 1:34 PM
FrankGrant
St Nicolas Churchyard
Hi Martin, I do not use any of the Social Media sites but I also see that you have requested photo requests for this church. I will try to find them for you , I will be visiting the church on Friday ,weather permitting . Regards Frank
Added by FrankGrant on Apr 09, 2014 9:27 AM
FrankGrant
St Nicolas, North Stoneham,
Hi Martin , Would be glad to,this is a new church for me to visit so would be grateful if you tell me
what photos you are expecting e.g exterior church or interior ,churchyard etc ,could probably visit by this weekend ,is that suitable?. please email ,address is on my profile page on F.a.g regards Frank
Added by FrankGrant on Apr 09, 2014 6:55 AM
Loz Hennessy
RE: Putney Lower Common Cemetery
Hi Martin,
She could be in any of the following:

New Battersea Cemetery (Morden Cemetery)
Putney Lower Common Cemetery
Putney Vale Crematorium
Putney Vale Cemetery
St Mary's Cemetery (Battersea Rise Cemetery)
Wandsworth Cemetery

Go to http://burials.wandsworth.gov.uk/ and for £12 Wandsworth council will tell you.

Regards,
Laurence
Added by Loz Hennessy on Apr 03, 2014 9:11 AM
wertypop
RE: Forest Row Cemetery
I could not find Elizabeth Darwin.
Added by wertypop on Mar 02, 2014 11:58 PM
ShaneO
RE: American War Cemetery, Cambridge
That would be splendid...Edward Kushinski is on the Tablets there and he is from my home town. We honored his family with his medals a few years ago.

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Added by ShaneO on Mar 01, 2014 2:57 PM
julia&keld
RE: P.D.S. Packer, born Forest Hill, 22.7.1911
You are welcome.
Added by julia&keld on Dec 30, 2013 3:57 AM
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