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Thomas Haynes/Cemetery

Thomas Haynes/Cemetery

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haynes
Looking for the Haynes Cemetery in or near London, England.
Thomas Haynes died in London 19 May 1718. He lived for a time in America. When he fell ill, he then returned to London.
Some information has it he was buried in a Haynes Cemetery.

Would appreciate any help in finding this Cemetery.

Thank you!



Re: Thomas Haynes/Cemetery

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 9:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no such place as "Haynes Cemetery". In fact, there was no such thing as a cemetery in 1718 - the word only came into general use in the 19th century when the overcrowding of churchyards forced the establishment of private and municipal grounds for burial outside urban areas. Your chap would have been buried in a churchyard (or within the church itself if he was rich). You will need to search the burial registers of a great many parishes if you cannot be more precise than "London". What is the documentary evidence for his date of death?
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