Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Deptford, Catford and Lewisham burials on Deceased Online

New release from Deceased Online (www.deceasedonline.com):

Explore 160 years of burials from Deptford, Catford and Lewisham

With the addition of Hither Green Cemetery near Catford, Deceased Online has completed the full collection of burial and cremation records for the London Borough of Lewisham, which covers the former districts of Deptford, Lewisham, Penge and Lee.

The inclusion of the five locations managed by Lewisham Council in South London adds nearly a million records to Deceased Online, bringing our total number of records for London up to 8 million.

If you would like to preview the Lewisham records (and other UK records) Deceased Online will be represented at the Open Day in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, this Saturday, 17th October, 11.00 to 15.00. There is also a guided tour of the cemetery at 13.30. For more details, visit the Lewisham Council website.

A Brief History of the Area During the Time Span of These Records:

Lewisham, created in 1885, covered parts of London, Kent, and Surrey, and included the boroughs of Deptford, Penge, Lewisham and Lee. At the time, the Lewisham Parishes were Blackheath, Sydenham and Lewisham. Deptford St. Paul was divided into North, South, East and West. Deptford St. Nicholas and Lee went on to become part of Greenwich.

In 1889 Lewisham and Deptford became metropolitan boroughs in the County of London. Penge remained in Kent and Surrey. Further reorganisation took place when Deptford Metropolitan Borough Council and Lewisham Metropolitan Borough Council were joined to become Lewisham London Borough in 1964.

Deceased Online also holds records for the neighboroughing London boroughs of Southwark and Greenwich.

Historic East Midlands Records Next

More records for a significant city in the East Midlands will be added to Deceased Online very soon.


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