Just wondering, did most people get buried in 1780ish or was there cremation going on back then.many thanks Lee
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10-11-2008, 12:32 PM #1feederGuest
burials or cremation
10-11-2008, 7:04 PM #2Valued member of Brit-Gen.
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Cremation as a shocking novelty
https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southeast...am_price.shtml tells the story of the eccentric Dr Price whose al fresco cremation of his son on 18th January 1884 caused a storm of controversy and led to the Cremation Act 1902. Before that date, it was illegal in the UK.
28-11-2008, 9:29 PM #3Famous for offering help & advice
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Why do you think major cities such as London or Liverpool erected cemeteries outside the metropolises in the mid 1800s? If there was cremations, there would probably be a fraction of the cemeteries erected for the deceased.
Apparently around 50'000 people were buried in St Martin In The Fields church burial ground by 1850. The ground itself was quite small but that can belie the amount of people buried there.
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