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Norfolk Cemeteries iii

This week, I highlight more of the collections at the recently uploaded images of Norfolk cemeteries taken by Norfolk resident, Louise Cocker. 

Deceased Online's latest addition to the database is a little different from some of the other collections - and well worthing checking out.


The above photograph is from St Ethlebert Churchyard in Alby, Norfolk. The transcription (which you can find on the Deceased Online database) reads:

In the Memory of Agnes Elizabeth Semira who 
Died November 2 1895 aged 7 Years also of Ethel Maud who 
Died September 24th 1902 aged (Illegible) Years 
the Beloved Daughters of Arthur and Mary Blyth (Illegible) 


Monumental inscriptions (MIs) like this can provide useful clues for family history research. They can help identify children who were born and died between censuses. And they can confirm a death date for an individual.

Researchers can then follow up on what they find in the database by identifying the relevant death registration entry in the General Register Office (GRO) indexes, and then ordering the corresponding certificate.

Be aware that parents sometimes changed names around between birth and death, with children being known by a middle name. A check of the GRO birth index reveals the following entry for little Agnes:

BLYTH, ELIZABETH  AGNES SEMIRA SPARROW  
GRO Reference: 1888  M Quarter in AYLSHAM  Volume 04B  Page 93

This reveals that Agnes' mother's maiden name was Sparrow. Using the above details a copy of her birth certificate could be ordered from the GRO website.

The collection includes 131 images from Alby and hundreds more from the following churches:


Cemetery NameNumber of Images
Alby131
Attlebridge95
Aylmerton326
Baconsthorpe201
Bagthorpe52
Bale Cemetery179
Banningham199
Bawdeswell174
Beeston St Lawrence115
Belaugh Cemetery24
Bessingham80
Billingford, nr Dereham198
Billockby37
Blickling Cemetery390
Booton129
Bradfield123
Brampton149
Brandiston67
Brinningham170
Brisley227
Burgh Castle Cemetery76
Burgh, near Aylesham87
Colby200
Colney Norwich138
Cromer Cemetery196
Docking Cemetery31
B27
Dunton84
East Rudsham111
Felbrigg137
Fulmodeston76
Gately72
Glandford86
Great Hautbois St Theobald87
Gunton57
Haveringland113
Hempstead nr Holt143
Hoe136
Houghton St Giles106
Ingworth146
Little Barningham87
Little Witchingham23
Mannington16
Metton81
Morton76
Newton by Castle Acre79
North Barsham66
North Walsham Quakers Cemetery22
Old Catton Cemetery133
Oulton224
Oxnead65
Oxwick27
Plumstead96
RAF Coltishall222
Reepham & Kerdiston Cemetery83
Ridlington125
Rougham186
Runhall118
Salle190
Sco Ruston55
Sharrington134
Sherford82
Smallburgh229
Southwood13
St Faiths cemetery213
Stanfield150
Stibbard252
Stody113
Sustead112
Swafield139
Swannington172
Tatterford101
Themelthorpe52
Thurgarton125
Thurning152
Thursford74
Thuxton104
Thwaite104
Tunstall Ruins36
Tuttington141
Walsingham Guild of All Souls11
Walsingham Methodist9
Walsingham Roman Catholic Shrine139
Walsingham Shrine of Our Lady93
Walsingham The Annunciation12
Warham All Saints158
Warham St Mary154
Waterden39
Welbourne190
West Barsham66
West Beckham (Ruins)113
Wood Dalling241

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