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From: "MaryH" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] Re: Workhouse deaths
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 19:32:29 +0100
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> I have a death certificate for 1906 .My G G Granddad died in Caxton
> Workhouse & the 'Master of the Union' was the informant.Although I was
pleased to have ordered the right certificate it did not tell me if his wife
was alive (I was hoping she was the informant but was surprised & saddened
when I got it that he had died in the workhouse).I don't now where he was
buried-maybe in the workhouse grounds?He would have had no money to have
asked for much else?
It is a historical perculiarity of the English registration system that a
woman is recorded as "wife or widow of John Smith etc" but no mention is
made of a wife on a mans death certificate.
If the workhouse arranged the burial, he may be in the parish churchyard
where he lived before going into the workhouse, the nearest parish
churchyard to the Workhouse or the nearest municipal cemetery.
Workhouses often had commercial arrangements with the nearest cemetery for
burial of workhouse inmates particularly as late as 1906.
Mary Hallett - West Sussex
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Researching -MILLS, HUMBLE, HICKS, HALLETT
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