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London Overview

This week I catch up with Deceased Online's new collections and summarize what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in London

View of London from Greenwich Cemetery, one of the London cemeteries featured in the Deceased Online database
After the 1830s, when my 3x great grandparents, Edward Barnes and Mary Ashley, arrived in the capital, hundreds of members of my family have been born in London, settled there or passed through. Millions of us around the world have at least one ancestor who died in London between the 18th century and today. Although most of Deceased Online's London collections date from the 19th and 20th centuries, there are a number of records from the 18th century, including that of the Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe, who was buried in Bunhill Hill Fields in 1731.
Daniel Defoe was buried at Bunhill Fields in the heart of London
Researching London ancestors is complicated by the changing nature of its administrative boundaries over the years. What was Essex in 1780, for example, may be in the London Borough of West Ham in 1980. Thankfully, you don't need to know the full administrative history of London to search the Deceased Online database. A general name search often takes you straight to the record you want.

Sometimes, though, you may wish to take a targetted approach, searching for the nearest cemetery or church yard to your deceased ancestor's home or place of death. In these cases it is useful to know exactly what Deceased Online has available and where your ancestors are most likely to be found in its collections.

To help pinpoint the locations of the cemeteries, I've divided London into North, South, East and West. Where cemeteries are in central London or in the south west, for example, I've allocated them according to the first letter of their current postcode. Thus, as Bunhill Fields has the postcode EC1Y [East Central 1Y] I have listed it under East London. Within this the cemeteries are arranged by the name of the London borough in which they now lie.

Most of the records here are for burial registers from graveyards or cemeteries. Those contained in the lists from The National Archives' records of graves and tombstones that have been removed from disused and closed burial grounds and cemeteries have "TNA" next to them in brackets.

Gravestones piled up by the Hardy Tree in the burial ground of St Pancras Old Church
North London
Barnet - Hendon Cemetery, Holders Hill Rd, London NW7 1NB [TNA]
Camden - Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Rd, London NW6 1DR
Camden - St Pancras Cemetery, 278 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AG  
Camden - St Pancras Old Burial Ground, Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL [TNA]
Harrow - Eastcote Lane Cemetery, Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, HA2 8RN
Harrow - Harrow Cemetery, Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4JA
Harrow - Harrow Weald Cemetery, Clamp Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3JS
Harrow - Paines Lane Cemetery, Paines Lane, Pinner
Harrow - Pinner New Cemetery, Pinner Road, Pinner, HA5 5RH
Harrow - Roxeth Hill Burial Ground, Roxeth Hill, Harrow, HA2 0JM
Harrow - Wealdstone Cemetery, Byron Road, Wealdstone, HA3 7RF
Islington - Islington Crematorium, Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL
Islington - Islington Cemetery, 278 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AG
Islington - Trent Park Cemetery, Cockfosters Rd, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 0DZ
Manor Park Cemetery is one of the major East London collections in the database
East London
City of London - St Benet Sherehog Church, London [TNA]
Havering - South Essex Crematorium, Ockenden Road, Corbets Tey, Upminster, RM14 2UY.
Havering - Hornchurch Cemetery, High Street, Hornchurch RM12 6PA
Havering - Rainham Cemetery, Upminster Road North, Rainham RM13 9RY
Havering - Romford Cemetery, Crow Lane, Romford RM7 0BH
Havering - Upminster Cemetery, Ockendon Road, Upminster RM14 2UY
Islington - Bunhill Fields, 38 City Rd, London EC1Y 1AU
Islington - Spa Fields, formerly Skinner Street, London EC1R
Newham  - West Ham Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9DG.
Newham - Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Sebert Rd, Forest Gate, London E7 0NP
Newham - Church of St Mary, Plaistow E13 [TNA]
Tower Hamlets - City of London & Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX [TNA]
Nunhead Cemetery in the London Borough of Southwark is the latest collection in the Deceased Online database
South London
Croydon - Queen's Road Cemetery, Queen's Road, Croydon, Greater London CR0 2PR [TNA]
Croydon - Salem Chapel Burial Ground, Croydon [TNA]
Greenwich - Greenwich Royal Hospital [TNA]
Greenwich - Royal Garrison Church of St George, Grand Depot Road, Woolwich [TNA]
Greenwich - Charlton Cemetery, Cemetery Lane Charlton SE7 8DZ
Greenwich - Eltham Cemetery, Crown Woods Way, Greenwich, London SE9 2AZ
Greenwich - Greenwich Cemetery, (Shooters Hill) Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6UA
Greenwich - Plumstead Cemetery, Cemetery Road, (off Wickham Lane), Abbey Wood SE2 0NS
Greenwich - Woolwich Cemetery, Kings Highway, London Area, London SE18 2BJ
Greenwich - Eltham Crematorium, Crown Woods Way, Greenwich, London SE9 2AZ
Kensington & Chelsea - Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Rd, London SW10 9UG
Merton - Church Road Cemetery (also known as St. Peter's & St. Paul's Cemetery), Church Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3BE
Merton - Gap Road Cemetery (also known as Wimbledon Cemetery), Gap Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8JA
Merton - London Road Cemetery (also known as Figge's Marsh Cemetery), London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3LA
Merton - Merton & Sutton Joint Cemetery (also known as Garth Road Cemetery), Garth Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4NW
Southwark - Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Southwark, London, SE15 3LP
Southwark - St Georges Church Graveyard, Camberwell SE5 [TNA]
Sutton - Bandon Hill Cemetery, Plough Lane, Wallington SM6 8JQ
Sutton - Sutton Cemetery, Alcorn Close, off Oldfields Road, Sutton SM3 9PX
Sutton - Cuddington Cemetery, Lindsay Road, Worcester Park KT4 8LF
Wandsworth - St Georges Churchyard, (formerly Battersea Park Road, Battersea SW11 [TNA]
The imposing entrance to Kensal Green Cemetery, one of London's "Magnificent Seven"
West London
Brent - Alperton Cemetery, Clifford Road, Alperton, Wembley HA0 1AF.
Brent - Carpenders Park Cemetery, Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire WD19 5RL
Brent - Willesden Old Burial Ground (St Marys), Neasden Lane/High Road, Willesden, NW10 9JA [TNA]
Brent - Wembley Old Burial Ground (St Johns), High Road/Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2DW [TNA]
Ealing - St Bernard's Hospital Burial Ground, Southall UB1 [TNA]
Kensington & Chelsea - Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, W10 4RA
I hope this post helps more of you to find the last resting place of your London ancestors. Although this week I focus on London, in future posts I'll be concentrating on other large collections in the database.

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