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Witton Cemetery

jonnybrowne

master brummie
Hi all

Apologies if this information is somewhere in this thread and I've missed it, but a great many of my ancestors are buried in Witton Cemetery and I'd love to visit, take photos and leave some flowers. Can anyone point me to any online details of plot references or is it best to contact Witton directly?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
i have a map of the section numbers that maybe of use but you would need to find out the grave numbers as well to find the exact plots and maybe you could be lucky if there are headstones for your family...my grandad is in section 3 along the ridgeway wall grave no 0340Witton_map..albert ernest wood..sec 3 grave no 0340.jpg

lyn
 

rosie

brummie
When I emailed a cemetery recently I was referred back to the Birmingham Bereavement site and told I had to apply there. It costs £20 per enquiry. I was told this was to cover the cost of the digitising (is that the right word?). The bereavement site itself doesn't give the plot or grave number. I don't agree with being charged this much to find where your relatives are buried.
rosie.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
When I emailed a cemetery recently I was referred back to the Birmingham Bereavement site and told I had to apply there. It costs £20 per enquiry. I was told this was to cover the cost of the digitising (is that the right word?). The bereavement site itself doesn't give the plot or grave number. I don't agree with being charged this much to find where your relatives are buried.
rosie.

totally agree with that rosie...it was about 4 years ago i phoned them up and they phoned me back a few days later with the section and plot number...no charge then...

johnny if i were you i would not email them... give them a bell and see if they charge you..maybe if you are willing to wait a few days for them phone you back there is no charge...have to say im not sure how it works now..please let us know how you get on

lyn
 

Smudger

master brummie
I recently discovered i had a younger sister, Joan Smth,buried Jan 41 (Witton Cemetery) a year before i was born. I was grateful to find this info, but to find out how old/cause of death, grave number they want £20. Seems a bit steep to me so i would be obliged if any member could find this info for me. I would happily make a donation to BHF.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
smudge the only way you will find out her cause of death ...age...address etc is to order her death cert which you can do online from the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE.....pretty sure you wont get that info from witton...cost 11 quid to be posted to you which is not too bad...link for that is below

lyn

 
Hi all

Apologies if this information is somewhere in this thread and I've missed it, but a great many of my ancestors are buried in Witton Cemetery and I'd love to visit, take photos and leave some flowers. Can anyone point me to any online details of plot references or is it best to contact Witton directly?
My grandfather Samuel Lucas born 19/10/1879 - 23/3/1933.
Emma (Emily) Woliter born 31/3/1887 - 18/5/1926.
They had a son,
Samuel Lucas born 31/5/1908 - 28/10/1909.
They were all Buried in paupers (common) graves at Witton cemetery.
My grandparent's had three more children, they would speak about the fact that there parents were in paupers graves, not together.
They never spoke of Samuel Jr, I don't think they knew anything about him.
When looking into the family tree Lucas and Woliter not easy names, I found two Samuel's Lucas I knew it must be a mistake, then it all falls into place.
The staff at Witton Cemetery were a great help, the office is in the cemetery they gave me a map to show were the graves are.

Hope this is some help, you never know what you may find in your family tree.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️
 
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