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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Fw: London Death 1828
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:59:59 +0000
> The only information I have is that he died in London 1828.
Where did the information come from?
> My best guess is that he was a Merchant Seaman passing through.
> Perhaps a Cemetery near the port at that time!
Guessing rather ranks with assuming, I'm afraid, when it comes to
genealogy and family history. If you don't know for certain he was a
merchant seaman, there could have been any number of reasons why he
was in London - and depending on the reason might give you a better
idea of where in London he was.
As I've said, it's unlikely to have been a cemetery at that time, more
likely a churchyard and there were plenty of churches in London,
virtually the whole of which was a port!
> I'm not really expecting to get very far with this, but thought to give it
> one last try.
You probably will be able to locate his burial place but bear in mind
the possibility that his family may have had his body returned to
Scotland for burial. It would have been an expensive business but not
In the interim, try searching the various parishes listed on the
Docklands Ancestors site. You might get lucky there.
Otherwise, you might have to employ a researcher at one of the
City of London Record Office:
City of Westminster Record Office:
London Metropolitan Archives
OPC for Walton, SOM