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louise a
28-06-08, 19:23
it states that my Great grandmother brought the burial plot for one pound and i know for sure 100% that there are five people in it

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m61/lou-poppy/img003.jpg

WendyPusey
28-06-08, 19:24
I have one of those, my MIL bought the plot for her mother and her sister is buried there as well.

Pamdidle
28-06-08, 20:04
I have a couple.

One was bought by OH's grandmother in 1940. She paid £3. for it, It says for two bodies, but we put a cremation in a couple of years ago. It says for her to "hold in perpetuity" (will have to google that).

The other one was bought by mil in 1979 to "hold for a period of 75 years" but it doesnt seem to have a body limit on it. :confused: She paid £50 for that

louise a
28-06-08, 20:21
in this one is my Ggrandmother her husband one son and two Gchildren and the lovely people at bereavement care service in stoke found where the grave is and sent me a letter saying who is in it and also a map so i could find the plot and to also make it easy for me to see put a notice on it , so went along to some pics(no head stone) and laid some flowers

Pamdidle
28-06-08, 20:26
Reading yours Louise. It looks as though you can put as many people in you like, for ever. The mind boggles:confused:

Cant put mine on here as l havent got a scanner

Trish@Somerset
29-06-08, 15:15
I've got one of those too, it belonged to my Grandfather and there is still space for one more person - and the cemetery people said I could have that space if I wanted it!! Definitely a 'No Deal' from me.

Rachel Scand
29-06-08, 15:58
I have my paternal gt gran's which she purchased at the end of Dec 1920 for £1. 16s and 6 pence

For years I imagined she was planning ahead as she didn't die until 1933 ... but at last discovered that she shares the plot with her husband (died Nov 1920) and grandson (1928)

I was told that the plot next to it is empty .... but nobody knows why

louise a
29-06-08, 16:42
my Ggrandmother brought this in 1918 the year her husband died she died 1947 and was second to last to use it

Just Barbara
29-06-08, 16:49
I have OHs grandmas, £7 and 7 shillings in 1940........

Just Barbara
29-06-08, 16:50
Why so dear, I must enquire.........

MaryMc
30-06-08, 11:46
I have one too.

My Grandad bought it when his little girl died in 1939. Cost 1 Pound, ten and sixpence.

It says "in perpetuity for my Grandad, his wife, his father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and first cousins"!

Guy
30-06-08, 19:15
Beware those granting rights in perpetuity.
That can now (in some cemeteries) mean as little as 30 years.
Perpetuity used to mean forever but the meaning has been changed in law over time.
Cheers
Guy

louise a
30-06-08, 20:36
i did ask about putting a memorial on the grave there answer --only the owner of the grave can apply to have a memorial on the grave.In this case the owner has passed away.It is possible for a direct desendent to become the new owner i could assist you with this should you wish to pursue it. well i did call them about it but it would have to go through the oldest living grandchild (which would be a no no) plus it would cost to much money

Pamdidle
30-06-08, 20:43
Beware those granting rights in perpetuity.
That can now (in some cemeteries) mean as little as 30 years.
Perpetuity used to mean forever but the meaning has been changed in law over time.
Cheers
Guy


Thought there had to be a catch in it lol

Thanks Guy

IssyB
30-06-08, 23:38
I also have a Grant of Exclusive Right of Burialwhich was bought from Llwchwr Urban District Council for the sum of £1 in April 1947. It is granted to my grandmother and her heir and assigns? There is also a letter which states in perpetuity in respect of the grave purchased. I have the receipt for my grandfathers funeral which cost £31.8.6d. dated March 1947 and for a headstone the charge is 5s. in February 1948.

I also have another document in which my uncle's wife signs over the rights of burial on another plot, the grave of my uncle, to my aunt her sister in law for the sum of 1s. That is dated 1955. Tragically my uncle died of TB at the age of 35. He was only married for two years.