Thursday 20 July 2017

Deceased Online adds Crewe burial and cremation records

From Deceased Online (

Cheshire East Records Now on Deceased Online

Cheshire East's cemeteries and crematoria are managed by Orbitas Bereavement Services, a company owned and controlled by Cheshire East Borough Council. There are now 130,000 records from the Crewe office available on Records for the Macclesfield area have been digitised and will be released later in the year.

The area contains many towns associated with the industrial revolution and particularly textile mills; many specialising in silk, such as Congleton, Macclesfield, and Sandbach. Crewe is famous as one of the centres of the nascent railway industry of the early 19th century, as well as a centre for Rolls Royce engine manufacturing. Cheshire is also famous for its cheese, and Nantwich has hosted the International Cheese Awards since 1897.

The cemeteries in Cheshire East are the final resting place of many notable Victorians, such as William Hope, paranormal investigator and pioneer of 'spirit photography'. Paranormal investigator Harry Price proved Hope's methods fraudulent by marking Hope's photographic plates, and finding the resulting spirit photographs to be presented on unmarked plates. Hope formed the Crewe Circle Spiritualist group and after his death in 1933 was buried in Crewe cemetery.

All records for the Crewe area's six cemeteries and one crematorium are available on Deceased Online. These are:
• Congleton Cemetery – 500 records from 2004 to 2015
• Coppenhall Cemetery - 10,400 records from 1861 to 2015
• Crewe Cemetery - 51,750 records from 1872 to 2016
• Nantwich Cemetery - 11,150 records from 1870 to 2015 *
• Sandbach Cemetery - 3,950 records from 1935 to 2015
• Weston Cemetery - 1,150 records from 1908 to 2015
• Crewe Crematorium - 52,100 records from 1954 to 2009

The records comprise digital scans of all burial registers or cremation indexes and grave details for each of the graves and their occupants.

* There is an historic lack of accuracy in some of the original register entries of older records in Nantwich cemetery. There are some duplicated records but as we have no way of ascertaining the correct grave details in these cases, we have included them for the completeness of the data.

Other local records in the region available on Deceased Online:
Bolton Council (Greater Manchester/Lancashire)
Cheshire West and Chester
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Trafford Council (Greater Manchester/Lancashire)
Lancashire (removal of graves and tombstones records from The National Archives)
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (memorial inscriptions)

(With thanks to DeceasedOnline)


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