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js (#47073644)
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I am part of a project to research the history, "residents" and eventually to record all inscriptions in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent. I am happy to take photo requests for this cemetery as I am a frequent visitor there. I am always interested to hear from anyone with any information about interesting people buried there, (they certainly don't have to be "famous"!)

I am always willing to transfer ownership of my memorials to relatives.
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Marion Mull
Queen's Road Cemetery, Croydon
Hello, My Great Grandparents Edward Vallance 1862-1940 and Evelyn Isabelle Vallance 1862-1933 were buried at Queens Road Cemetery, Croydon in Plot 713A. I do not know if they had a grave marker but I would be really happy if you could take a photo of whatever you can find.
Thank you in advance, Marion
Added by Marion Mull on Jun 22, 2017 8:27 PM
Pat Leitch
Elisha Smith Robinson 38411780
Elisha Smith Robinson was married first to Elizabeth Frank Ring and second to Louisa Thomas. He was not married to one of the adopted daughters of Sir Charles Wathen. Could you please fix that part of the bio
Thank you Pat Leitch
Added by Pat Leitch on May 31, 2017 4:55 PM
John Dacre
I wonder if you mind transferring this over to me as the family are direct ancestors. If you don't wish to, it's fine. Best wishes.
Added by Kilmarnock on Apr 12, 2017 8:16 AM
Gil Croome
Memorial for Sophia and Russell Scott
This is one of "your" memorials in the Protestant Dissenting Burying ground in Portsmouth. I wondered if you had a transcription of the stone (I am in Canada so doing a transcription would be tricky and expensive for me). Sophia and Russell Scott are my 3rd great-grandparents.

Thank you for your photographs.
Added by Gil Croome on Feb 09, 2017 10:27 AM
Reiner Kraft
Epsom Cemetery, K646
Dear JS,

I’ve been doing some research on my family and have found a photograph of my Greatgrandfather’s grave and memorial in Epsom (K646) both of which I have asked permission to copy and send to my 85 year old Uncle on the Isle of Man.

Would it be possible for me to have permission to copy and print your images of Cemetery's entrance because it is unlikely that my Uncle will visit the mainland this year.

My Greatgrandfather, Frank Shimmin, Sapper, 7305, was in the Royal Engineers and from the Isle of Man where he is also on a memorial on Douglas promenade (under Royal Artillery).

I will certainly be visiting the cemetery myself in the not too distant future.


R. Kraft (Cambridge).
Added by Reiner Kraft on Feb 07, 2017 2:08 PM
ted robbens
38590260 Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh
Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh; 38590260. Minor correction. Wording say "Rifle Brigade, fought with distinction at Waterloo." Waterloo was 1815 and Walsh I think was born in 1831. It was his father Rev J P Walsh of the Old 95th who was at Waterloo and wounded 3 times. I can try and get a bio for Thomas if you wish? His son, Langton Prendergast Walsh, wrote a book called "Under the flag : and Somali coast stories" and there are several references to his dad.

Added by ted robbens on Jan 19, 2017 8:29 AM
Ben Ashcroft
As per my earlier message I gave now sent through the edits for your approval
Added by kaycee on Jan 09, 2017 2:48 AM
Ben Ashcroft
Thanks for the great work you are doing.

I am doing something similar in the North West. I am currently working on a project to research all the soldiers who fell in WW1 who lived in Mossley Lancs. I wondered if it would be ok to use the photo on Ben Ashcrofts grave to illustrate my work?

Once I have completed his story I will send the details through so you can update his Bio. I hope you will find the info interesting
Added by kaycee on Dec 25, 2016 7:07 AM
J Langston
Memorial #77789016 Cheriton Road Cemetery
Good evening JS,
Thank you for the work you are doing and the photographs you are taking. I was so excited when I found this memorial for my Great-Grandparents. When you have time I would appreciate it if you would contact me. Happy Holidays to you & your family. Janis
Added by J Langston on Dec 21, 2016 5:35 PM
Elizabeth Staunton
The Elizabeth Staunton memorial at St Mary's Warwick has in Latin the following words which I translated to English as best I could so you could add it to her memorial page for future searchers.
I thought she might have been one of mine but after translating it wasn't her as my one's husband was John and they were from the late 1600's.


translation English

GULIELMI(William ?) and Elizabeth Staunton
In the grave below sleepers
He 29
Die October 1848 (Born approx 1819)
She 30
Die April 1839 (Born approx 1809)
Mortals Course completed.

Added by Pcamore on Oct 26, 2016 7:32 PM
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