Thursday, 21 February 2013

John and Mary Shirt - Highfields, Sheffield

JOHN SHIRT appears in the 1851 Census. - John is living with his wife MARY in Barrack Yard in the Highfields area of Sheffield. His occupation is given as Carter. and his place of birth is Barlow, Derbyshire (the same as Mary's)

In February 2013 I went to a Vintage Craft Fair at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane Sheffield. St Marys was the local parish church for the district and I knew that JOHN and MARY were buried there from the burial records
SHIRT John 18 Mar 1853 74 London Rd
SHIRT Mary 21 Jul 1857 76 London Rd

All the gravestones were laid flat many years ago, and in fact some of the graves were removed to make way for "road improvements" But I was surprised to see laid flat on the floor near the door, a memorial to JOHN and MARY


I would like to know if John and Mary are still resting in St Mary's or if they were removed in the 1960's. It certainly makes you think!

1 comment:

  1. John and Mary shirt are my great great great great grandparents too as my grandad was Charles Henry Shirt