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From: "Ruth Croft" <>
Subject: [LON] Were 2 people buried or just 1?
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 23:33:45 -0000
I would welcome some thoughts about a burial entry in a register from 1791
The photocopied page of entries starts 'October 1791, 26th, Ann Durant, 3
Years, St Pancras' then continues down the page giving the date, name and
Church, sometimes adding Family Grave.
My puzzle is the entry for my GGGG Grandmother who was buried on the 3rd of
Her name was Elizabeth, and she was married to Louis De Beaux, written then
as Des Boux.
Her entry in the register reads: 'Elizabeth Louis Des Boux, 27 Do (years), "
I assumed at first that it was just HER burial entry, but I haven't found
any reference to Louis' death, and their only child was probably raised by
Grandfather's younger 2nd wife... so is it possible that they were both 27,
and both died, and were both buried on November 3rd in the family vault?
Is that a totally daft idea? Every other entry gives just first name and
surname, including two on November 1, Ezekiel Varian, 60 years, followed by
Elizabeth Varian, 55 years. Clutching at straws certainly, but I'd be
interested in your ideas.
Sadly, the family vault is (as far as I can ascertain) now under the paved
entrance to Euston Railway Station, so I can't toddle along and peer at an
inscription even if there had been one!
Ruth in Brum (Birmingham, England.)