Sunday, 24 May 2020

The Late Mr Samuel Bennett - Burgreave Cemetery Sheffield December 1869

I came across this cutting from the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent dated 27th December 1879 which announced the death and interment of the first superintendent of Sheffield's Burngreave Cemetery


By the time of his death nearly 30,000 persons had been buried there and it had only opened in 1861 (the first burial was on 23rd March 1861 - it was a five year old boy named Oscar Brooks) 

The Cemetery was closed for new burials in the 1960's by which time over 160,000 had been buried there. Amongst this number are a few of my ancestors

And from the burial record that appears on the Sheffield Indexers site it looks as though Samuel had to endure what no parent should have to - the death and burial of his son Thomas Laurie ten years prior in 1869

BENNETT, Elizabeth (spinster, age 76).
Died at 29 Upper Albert Rd; Buried on November 11, 1924 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 8, Section P3 of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: Officiating Minister, Spencer H Elliott: Removed from Sheffield Parish.

BENNETT, Jane (Widow, age 71).
Died at Cambridge; Buried on April 9, 1892 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 8, Section P3 of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: 11548 / 2.
 
BENNETT, Samuel (Superintendent, age 61).
Died at Burngreave; Buried on December 24, 1879 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 8, Section P3 of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: Reopened 11548.

BENNETT, Thomas Laurie (Son of Samuel Bennett, age 20).
Died at Burngreave Cemetery; Buried on November 1, 1869 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 8, Section P3 of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: .
Plot Owner: Samuel BENNETT of Burngreave Cemetery. Page No


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