Received the following this morning from deceasedonline
Unfortunately the web link they gave doesn't work and its not shown on
their site (or at least it wasn't)
But thought it may be of interest
You can now search historic General Cemetery
1.3 million Nottingham City records available
The Nottingham General Cemetery (also known as Canning Circus), opened
in the 1830s and listed as Grade II historic park and garden in 2001, is
available to search on www.deceasedonline.com
. There are seven key sites
managed by Nottingham City Council, comprising over 1.3 million records,
exclusively available through the Deceased Online website.
Earlier registers for General Cemetery include excellent detail such as
trade or profession, and the 1841 example below indicates how lace
making and knitting were important to Nottingham at that time. There are
also wonderful details on the relationship of the deceased to other key
family members (spouse, daughter, son etc).
Cemetery maps for General Cemetery available on the website indicate the
exact location of most of the graves within the cemetery as well as
providing outline maps and the grave reference.
Grave Location Plan
Nottingham's General Cemetery has some famous pioneers from the mid 19th
century from very contrasting trades. John Player, founder of cigarette
manufacturer John Player & Sons, and John Boot, founder of Boots the
Chemist, recorded in the burial register below as a 'Medical Botanist',
have lent their names to world-famous brands.
This cemetery is also particularly notable for the stories of two
military men buried within it, both of whom were awarded the prestigious
Victoria Cross. In 1855 Robert Humpston, with fellow soldier Private
Bradshaw, attacked and captured a Russian gun pit near Sebastopol; a
victory which held major importance. In 1858 in India, Samuel Morley,
with the help of a farrier, saved the life of an adjutant of the Sikh
cavalry by shielding the wounded man's body until help arrived.
Above: Robert Humpston's headstone, showing two others interred with him.
Daft Smith Churchill, a merchant born in 1793 and one of the original
directors of the General Cemetery, was buried here after being drowned
off the Scottish coast by the sinking of the steamship Forfarshire in
1838. The nearby lighthouseman and his daughter, William and Grace
Darling, were awarded medals for bravery after rowing out in the intense
storm and rescuing nine passengers. Grace Darling died of tuberculosis
four years later.
John Cadd, notable member of the town council who died in 1856, has a
monument erected by the Lacemakers of Nottingham, in praise of “an
honest and upright man… and a true philanthropist” due to his regard for
the welfare of those employed under him.
Daft Smith Churchill
Above left: Daft Smith Churchill's obelisk. Above right: the Lacemakers'
memorial in honour of John Cadd.
Genealogist and writer Emma Jolly has a full insight into the records
and history of the General Cemetery in her latest blog.
There are now nearly 700,000 burial and cremations with over 1.5 m
records for 13 cemeteries and crematoria in Nottinghamshire, available
with collections from Newark Town Council and
The National Archives which features Mansfield and other areas. Simply
use 'Advance search'; select 'East Midlands for region; then
Nottinghamshire for county; then select either 'contributor' or
'cemetery or crematorium' to see what's available.
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