Thursday, 16 May 2013

Peterborough Cathedral burial records on Deceased Online

From Deceased Online (

One of the UK's top 10 historic landmarks*, Peterborough Cathedral (pictured), has had all identifiable burial records digitized and uploaded to
* according to a 2007 survey

Exterior of Peterborough Cathedral

All available records from the mid 16th century are included, together with some earlier records which date back to the early 12th Century.

We believe that this is the first time that any Cathedral has digitized its burial records and made them available online**

** Brechin Cathedral (records also available on Deceased Online) is, strictly speaking, no longer a cathedral

The Peterborough Cathedral records feature many notable burials; including Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, executed in 1587 in Fotheringhay Castle, and Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England and first wife of Henry VIII

The records comprise scans of register entries (until 1995) and some photos of memorials and graves
Brompton Cemetery records start next week

Next week we start uploading records for the historic Brompton Cemetery in West London. This is the first time that one of the 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian Garden cemeteries has had all records digitized and made available through any website.

(With thanks to Deceased Online)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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