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? wrong age in Burial entry

SMITHSON, William (~, age 47).
Died at Sheff'd Union; Buried on April 10, 1917 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number ~, Section BB of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: Officiating Minister Geo G Swann, Removed from St Cuthberts Parish.

I have checked the GRO index which gives -
GRO Reference: 1917 J Quarter in SHEFFIELD Volume 09C Page 653

No other entry fits.
Is there any way of checking this burial entry again please?

Re: ? wrong age in Burial entry

Hi Lyn

If you go to Burial Records on the menu on the left and look at Burngreave Cemetery, it tells you who to contact directly for any queries as we only host the transcribed records and dont have access to the originals.


Re: ? wrong age in Burial entry

Many thanks

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Hello Lyn
I have checked the original burial entry and it does say clearly, 47 years. Although I have checked the Grave Register, I cannot find which grave he was interred in.
Kind regards, Christine, Friends of Burngreave Cemetery.

Re: ? wrong age in Burial entry

Many thanks Christine. Short of buying the death cert then it is back to the drawing board.

Re: ? wrong age in Burial entry

Hi Lyn et al,
In the BMD records there is only one William Smithson who died 1917/June Qtr/Sheffield aged 73.
However, there is one other record for Joseph Smithson who died 1917/June qtr/Ecclesall Bierlow aged 47.
This is the only record I have found for a Smithson dying in 1917 aged 47.

HAPPY HUNTING:sleuth_or_spy:

Re: ? wrong age in Burial entry

Many thanks - I thought I had checked Eccs B but can't have done. It is the older Thomas I am researching so thank you for your help.