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Norfolk Cemeteries: Erminio William Louis Marchesi and Earlham Cemetery

Continuing our coverage of cemeteries in Norwich City, this week we focus on Earlham
One of the most well-known names in Earlham Cemetery's burial registers is that of Erminio William Louis Marchesi (19 January 1898 – 10 December 1968)

Born in Norfolk on 19 January 1898, Marchesi was named after his father, Swiss immigrant, Erminio Marchesi, but was known by his third forename of Louis. The young Louis grew up in Norwich, where his father had run the city's first Swiss restaurant in Prince of Wales Road since 1896. Louis' mother was of Irish heritage.

After serving in the First World War, Louis returned to life in Norwich. There he became a member of the Rotary Club. In 1926, after hearing a radio speech by the Prince of Wales urging young Britons to "sit round table (Round Table) adopt an idea, adapt it and improve it", Louis was inspired to found the Round Table movement, a club supporting younger businessmen.

In 1927, he developed this idea to establish the resp…

Norfolk Collection: Norwich City Cemeteries

Burial records for Rosary and Earlham Cemeteries, both owned and run by Norwich City Council, have just been published on www.deceasedonline.com.
Above: Both Norwich cemeteries contain many beautiful and historic memorials.Rosary Cemetery was established by non-conformist minister Thomas Drummond in 1819, and was the UK's first non-denominational burial ground. In 2010, this beautiful, historic cemetery was granted Grade II* listed status.
Train driver, John Prior, and fireman, James Light, are both buried in Rosary Cemetery after being killed in the 1874 Thorpe rail accident at Thorpe St Andrew in Norfolk, in which the 20:40 mail train from Yarmouth and the 17:00 express from London collided head-on whilst travelling on a single-track line between Norwich and Brundall. In total the driver and firemen of both trains and 21 passengers were killed, and many more seriously injured. After the horrific accident, as a preventative measure, engineer Edward Tyler developed the tablet syste…

How Does Deceased Online Work?

This week's blog is an edited version of our recent newsletter, sharing some of the secrets behind the Deceased Online Database
Deceased Online began as a joint partnership between Manuscripti Ltd and Gower Consultants Ltd. The two companies provide scanning and computer management systems respectively, with many years of experience serving the bereavement services industry. Since then Deceased Online has processed and provided millions of burial and cremation records, memorial inscriptions, and much more to the general public and for the ongoing management of those cemeteries and crematoria. Finding empty grave spaces where cemeteries appear full is another critical part of our work.
Above: Cemetery Registers Our process begins with scanning the physical registers held by individual cemeteries and crematoria offices. These are usually municipal records, but we do also provide services to private cemeteries and crematoria. These registers contain a record of everyone buried since th…

Wakefield Collection: Cremation Records now available on Deceased Online

Records for both crematoria in Wakefield, Yorkshire have been added to the Deceased Online database The two sets of crematoria records have been added to Deceased Online's Wakefield Collection. Wakefield district contains nineteen cemeteries and two crematoria. Many of the records go back to the mid and late 19th century when the cemeteries opened, and range across a wide geographical area.

The full list of Wakefield cemeteries live on Deceased Online, with opening dates in brackets,is as follows:
1. Altofts Cemetery – Church Road, Altofts, Normanton (1878)

2. Alverthorpe Cemetery – St Paul’s Drive, Alverthorpe, Wakefield (registers from 1955)

3. Castleford Cemetery – Headfield Road, Castleford (1857)
4. Crigglestone Cemetery – Standbridge Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield (1882)
5. Featherstone Cemetery – Cutsyke Road, North Featherstone (1874)
6. Ferrybridge Cemetery – Pontefract Road, Ferrybridge, Pontefract (1924)