View Full Version : Grasmere cemetary - frequently occuring names
02-09-2010, 9:26 PM
As reported here in this forum, I had my visit to Rydal and Grasmere I searched around the graveyard by Grasmere church, and the seperate cemetary. The archive were able to confirm that my great great grand parents were buried here in Grasmere, unfortunately they did not have a burial record, nor did the minister. Sadly my search didn't reveal a discovery of my great great grand parents grave. There were graves in the church cemetary without gravestones, and the same in the other cemetary. The surviving gravestones were not for my family. I did wish I was searching for the surnames Benson, Tyson, Green, Flemimg, Wordsworth (!!!!!) Borwick Dixon, Cruickshank, and Wilson. Each of these had more than one stone for a member of their family.Are you a lucky decendants to these? Well, I have to just assume my my great great grand parents were buried somewhere!
03-09-2010, 1:29 AM
How disappointed you must have been to have made the journey north and then not to be able to find a family grave, and yes all the names mentioned are 'local' names that constantly crop up in Cumberland & Westmorland research, and i do not think we will mention the weather!
On a brighter note, the records for Grasmere are held at:
South Lakeland House,
20-26 Lowther Street,
Fax (01539) 797599 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
04-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Thanks, Geneius, I had been in contact with the Cemeteries Office, they were unable to help me.
04-09-2010, 12:19 PM
There are more than 200 Grasmere MIs online. I'd post the link but I don't think that's allowed - you could probably google it though.
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