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                                   COLIN PENNEY

                                   9 ELM LANE                                 

                                   MINSTER     SHEERNESS

                                   KENT

                                   ME12   3SQ

                                   (01795)  87  2788

 

                      March 10, 1999

 

 

NOTES RE THE COLLECTION OF  VARIOUS DATA        .

 

 

CEMETARY RECORDS FROM HALFWAY ,SHEERNESS,KENT.

 

BOOKS OF DEATH

BOOK  ONE APRI L 1857  TO  SEPTEMBER 1869

BOOK  TWO  SEPTEMBER 1869  TO 1911

BOOK THREE  JAN 1911 TO  DEC 1923

BOOK  FOUR  MAR 1923  TO MAR  1951.

 

THERE ARE TWO SETS OF THESE RECORDS. I HAD ACCESS TO THE BEST SET EXCEPT FOR BOOK THREE. HENCE DATES MAY NOT RUN CORRECTLY.

THESE BOOKS WERE KEPT IN THE POTTING SHED AT THE CEMETARY IN A VERY DIRTY DESK. THESE MAY BE HELD BY THE LIBRARY IN RUSSELL STREET. ASK FOR THE BEST SET.!!!

THIS DATA WAS COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL BOOKS.THE DEPTH OF GRAVE, LOCATION ETC WAS NOT NOTED.

PLEASE CHECK THE ORIGINALS FOR ANY ERRORS. ETC,.

PLEASE CHECK ANY DATA USED.IT HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED AND WAS COMPILED FOR USE BY COLIN PENNEY.

COLUMN  ONE;-IS THE NAME OF THE PERSON (F) DENOTES FEMALE (M) DENOTES          MALE.

.COLUMN TWO;- IS THE AGE OF THE PERSON.(O) DENOTES AGED ONE YEAR OR                       UNDER.

COLUMN THREE;-    IS THE ADDRESS.

COLUMN FOUR ;-    IS THE OCCUPATION ,WHERE KNOWN.

COLUMN FIVE;-    IS THE DATE WHEN BURIED.     

 

 

IN ALL OF THESE RECORDS I TRY TO USE;-

S/N =SHEERNESS

Q/B =QUEENBOROUGH

E/C =EASTCHURCH.

B/T =BLUETOWN

  CHAPMAN CODES ARE USED MOST TIMES.

SOME RECORDS  ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO READ .

ST.PAULS CHURCH WAS AT B/T.     PC MINSTER DENOTES PARISH CHURCH AT MINSTER.

AROUND THE 1910 DEATHS I NOTED A FEW ADDRESSES WERE GIVEN AS "CLIFF HOUSE" THIS IS THE TIME THE TOWN WAS TRYING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE WORKHOUSE.

I NOTED  SOME PAGES WERE MISSING E.G. AUG 1896 TO APRIL 1904 ;SEPT 1895 TO JAN 1896 SEP AND OCT 1909.

IN MY RECORD OF BIRTHS THE EARLY BIRTHS ONLY GAVE THE FATHERS NAME ONLY.SOME LATER RECORDS GAVE BOTH PARENTS,

O DENOTES STILL BORN, T DENOTES TWINS  B DENOTES BAPTISMS   

 

 

 WHILE SEARCHING FOR MY FAMILY IN THE LOCAL (SHEERNESS) LIBRARY I NOTED THEY HAD TWO SETS OF HARD COPIES (SHEERNESS TIMES AND THE SHEERNESS GUARDIANS) BUT NOT THE COMPLETE SETS. AT ONE STAGE THESE BOOKS WERE SENT TO SITTINGBOURNE LIBRARY ,THEN THEY WEE RETUNED . AFTER A WHILE THE COMPLETE SETS OF THE NEWSPAPER WERE ON MICRO FILM, THE ODD HARD COPIES WERE THEN GIVEN TO THE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY.

I EXTRACTED THE B,D,M, FROM ALL THE VARIOUS  HARD COPIES OF THE PAPERS.

 

 

ISLE OF SHEPPEY CENSUS 1851. HO  107  1628.

 

PAGES           5 TO 27 ARE QUEENBOROUGH.

PAGES        32 TO 53,58 TO 75, 80 TO 98, 102 TO 122, 127 TO 145,150 TO 167 ,171 TO 186, 191 TO 212,216 TO                233 ,238 TO 257(VERY DIFFICULT TO READ) 261 TO 272  ARE SHEERNESS.

PAGES    273 TO 278 ARE NAVAL TERRACE.

PAGES       300 TO 310 ,315 TO 336,(323 TO  327  ARE MINSTER WORKHOUSER) ARE MINSTER.

PAGES       348 TO 350 ARE EASTCHURCH.

PAGES       341 TO 344 ARE ELMLEY.

PAGES       357 TO 382 ARE EASTCHURCH.

 PAGES      387 TO 388 ARE WARDEN.

PAGES       389 TO 396 ARE LEYSDOWN

 

WHEN I STARTED THIS PROJECT I WAS GOING TO COPY THE WHOLE CENSUS BUT THAT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF TIME ( I WAS THEN HEAD OF MATHEMATICS AT THE SHEPPEY SCHOOL.) SO I COPIED THE HEAD OF HOUSE ONLY AND ANY CHANGE OF NAME WITHIN THAT HOUSE SUCH AS IN-LAWS,LODGERS, RELATIONS,SERVANTS ,VISITORS ETC. I WAS MORE INTERESTED IN "NAMES" RATHER THAN WHERE BORN ETC.I WAS THUS ABLE TO NOTE EVERY FAMILY NAME ON SHEPPEY.

 

I ONLY COPIED FULL NAMES, AGE, CENSUS PAGE NUMBER AND BIRTHPLACE. NO SHIPS CREWS HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

 

 

 

ISLE OF SHEPPEY CENSUS  1881

RG11/978 REEL 1

RG11/979 REEL1

RG11/980 REEL 1

AND

RG11/980 REEL 2

TRANSCRIBED BY COLIN PENNEY

"COPPERS" OAK LANE

MINSTER SHEERNESS

KENT  ME12  3QW.

REEL 1       RG11/978-PAGES    4 TO 22 ARE QUEENBOROUGH

REEL1        RG11/978-PAGES   26 TO 29 ARE MINSTER.

REEL 1       RG11/978-PAGES   40 TO 43 ARE MINSTER UNION WORKHOUSE

REEL1        RG11/978-PAGES   47 TO 62 ARE MINSTER,HALFWAYAND SCRAPSGATE.

REEL 1       RG11/978-PAGES   66 TO 129 ARE SHEERNESS.

REEL1        RG11/979-PAGES    4 TO 17,21 TO 35,39 TO 55,59 TO 80 (VERY DIFFICULT TO READ)

                       84 TO 114,118 TO 141 ARE SHEERNESS.

REEL 2       RG11/980-PAGES  4 TO

 

NOTE;- REEL 1 IS COMPLETED.ONLY THE FIRST PAGE WAS COPIED ON REEL 2.MAY BE DONE LATER????I

I HOPE THE DATA IS OF USE TO YOU        COLIN.