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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Ancestry adds East End of London burial registers

Donovan, Sullivan, Cassidy (1865) –
Irish names a-plenty. Click for larger view.
Ancestry has added the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Company registers, 1841 to 1966.

This company was one of the earliest set up to purchase burial land, and it opened a cemetery in Southern Grove, Mile End.

This has a catchment area over many of the poorest parishes in London's East End, including St Dunstan, St Leonard, Stepney and Bromley by Bow. As such, you can be pretty certain of finding a good many Irish recorded in these registers.

The online collection comprises more than three quarters of a million entries in the Company's Daybooks of Burials, Registers of Burials and Registers of Private Graves. The originals are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.