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    I'm not sure how much it answers the question, but there are some interesting stories of unconsecrated burials here :-

    Unconsecrated Burials of Britain - the history, stories and legends
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    Joan have you looked at those Non Parochial records - gawd, cant remember the site now, but I found a bunch of my non conformists burials there

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    Is this the one you mean, Heather?

    BMD Registers: The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service
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    Thats the one Kite I was really pleased to find a bunch of my Rotherhithe people in the burials on there at an Independent Chapel.

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    Hi again

    Thanks for your replies, I have tried that site & no joy

    Never mind, at least I know it may be worth looking at the edge of the churchyard, lol!


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    In our cemetery it was a case of 'them' and 'us', one lot on the left and the others on the right, only now we're running out of space and we're all getting put in together - Oh dear

    I did read somewhere that non-conformists liked to keep a foot in each camp as it were and would use the Church for the important things but still worship each Sunday in their non-conformist Chapel.

    Also I seem to remember some comments about wedding pictures looking so much better when taken outside the Church rather than the plainer Chapels!

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    Does anyone know St Pauls Brunswick Square, Bristol?

    I've googled and found the church but wondered about their burial ground.

    I have Elizabeth Ariel, her husband, Myles and mother Elizabeth Naylor all buried there with headstones(1820s to 1840). They were staunch non-cons so would they be in the unconsecrated area??

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    They were staunch non-cons so would they be in the unconsecrated area??

    Usually there wouldn't have been such a thing in a C of E churchyard! (I would nearly have said never!)

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    Maybe money spoke as loudly then as now.

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    More likely everyone who lived in that parish had the right to be buried there. Though if you were rich you might get to be buried there even if you didn't live in the parish!

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