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William Haywood
Birth: Dec. 8, 1821
Death: Apr. 13, 1894

Engineer and architect, surveyor to the City of London Commisisoners of Sewers. With Jospeh Bazalgete was responsible for the enormous undertaking of improving London's sewerage system which enable the growth of the city. The City of London Cemetery at Ilford was conceived by him as a way of relieving the appalling overcrowding of London's church burial grounds (described e.g. in Dickens's 'Bleak House'). 200 acres of ground near Epping Forest were purchased by the City to carry out Haywood's idea, and the resulting cmemtery is still one of the finest in the country, beautifully maintained with extensive gardens and still very much in use. The first burial in the new cemetery took place in 1856 and as the City was redeveloped the remains from many of its churchyards were reinterred there. Haywood was a pioneer of cemetery reform and deserves an honoured place in Find-A-Grave. (bio by: David Conway) 
 
Burial:
City of London Cemetery and Crematorium
Newham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Plot: Close to the main entrance.
 
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Record added: Jul 02, 2001
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William Haywood
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William Haywood
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