Yes, this sounds like the burial of a nonconformist in the church
It was made possible by the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880, which was
often mentioned in the church burial register.
The priest did not take responsibility for the burial, the person who did
was usually a close relative of the deceased.
I suggest that the deceased here was a Methodist but buried in the Anglican
churchyard. The Methodists may well have recorded the burial even
though it was not in their burial ground - do you know whether the chapel
has/had a burial ground, and if so when the burial ground was opened?
In a message dated 30/01/2012 13:20:35 GMT Standard Time,
Thanks for your email and the information .
The reason for the enquiry was that I found a rather strange coincidence
a mistake in the transcribed burial index in FREE REG.
Apparently , there was another burial in New Quay on the same day/month
year as on the record I have .What is strange about it is that the name of
the other person being buried was the same name as the one responsible for
the burial on my record ! If he was the one and the same and was a family
member (husband),the age of this person would fit in .The only difference
was that one was buried in the church and the other in the methodist
The person being buried on my record died of natural causes and the person
present at her death was her mother in law .
Confused or what !
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charani" <charani.b(a)gmail.com>
To: "Buddug Hollett" <buddugh(a)talktalk.net>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] responsible for burial ?
Buddug Hollett wrote:
> Hi Does anyone know who would be the person responsible for burials
> in the early 1900? Would it be the undertaker or a family member ?
It would normally be a family member or by order of the coroner.
> I have a burial record for 1912 in Llanllwchaearn church .On the
> record there is a name of the person responsible for the burial
> .Although the name is the same as that of her husband's ,there is a
> middle initial that I haven't come across on any certificate or
> census .
My late father in law's death certificate has similar wording. The
was his apparently his second wife. However, they were not married
though the lady used her "husband's" surname. Both her own surname and
her adopted surname were given.
Could the person be a pre-marital son named for his father, with an
additional given name but registered in his mother's maiden name? Then,
once his parents had married, he took on his father's surname even
he may not have had his birth registered?
OPC for Walton, Greinton and Clutton, SOM
Asst OPC for Ashcott and Shapwick, SOM
Dyfed list http://home.clara.net/daibevan/DyfedML.html
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
DYFED-request(a)rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the
the body of the message