Where is William PARTRIDGE buried?

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mollymandysb
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I am trying to find out where William Partridge who died in Shrewsbury Feb 1841 from an asthma attack where he is buried?

Also i have looked on the Monumental Inscriptions and it says 2 entries for St Mary's for Partridges, but what does part 2 mean?

A Partridge was buried in Meole Brace ref 128 where would that site be.

Finally, is there a record of burials in the present cemetery

 

thanks

 

david64
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Do you have his death certificate listing place of death (and usual residence) or place of residence from other records? Shrewsbury is made up of a number of parishes. If you can ascertain which one your ancestor lived in you can then look him up in the burial registers at Shropshire Archives and then know which parish you should be looking at for MIs.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello

The Shrewsbury General Cemetery in Longden Road didn't open until 5 Dec 1856 so your relative will not be buried there.

The transcript of the Monumental Inscriptions (M.Is.) for St Mary's, Shrewsbury is divided into two parts, hence Part 1 and Part 2 but Part 2 only includes deaths up to 1813 so that won't help you.

Meole Brace was a village on the south side of Shrewsbury (now one of the suburbs) with its own parish church and burial ground.

As explained by David64 above you need to establish the place of residence of your relative to give you a clue as to the likely burial place. With regard to M.Is. only a small percentage of the population could afford the cost of these so unless your relative was what you might call "middle class" or better there is not much likely hood that you will find an M.I. so instead you are going to have to search all the local churchyard burial grounds.

Mike

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Morning to both of you, second attempt to send this reply, first I got frozen out of internet.

Wm Partridge died 14th february 1841, his address at the time was Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury.  His first wife Mary Partridge died 1829.  I doubt very much they had a lot of money so if not buried in St Mary's church yard, where would I be likely to find them?  Altho they got married and had all their children baptised in St Mary's as did their descendants.  I presume they would have had the funeral service at St Mary's as well.  Are there any church records stating funeral services?

thanks

Steph

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Steph

You need to search the Burial Register rather than looking for Monumental Inscriptions.  You can search such registers at Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury.

It is quite possible, even probable, that the actual burial took place at St Michael's Church in St Michael's Street, Shrewsbury just a short distance towards the town centre from Spring Gardens. St Michael's had its own burial register from 1830 onwards so this should be your first source to check.

Mike

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Spring Gardens is in St. Mary's Parish according to the 1841 census:

 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/browse/view.aspx?dbid=8978&iid=SALHO107_926_927-0429&pid=13268192&ssrc=&fn=William&ln=Partridge&st=g

 

So direct your search for a burial in the registers for that church, at Shropshire Archives and probably also ava. through LDS centres. There are also numerous MI booklets at Shropshire Archives published by the society.

It is unlikely any record of a funeral service survives, but you can search for the records of St. Mary's via the link below. There is often a division for sermon notes that would contain any services.

http://archives.shropshire.gov.uk/

mollymandysb
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thanks for that will do

 

steph