One of my something x great grandmothers died as an elderly woman in the workhouse in 1893, and her entry in the workhouse records states that she was "buried by friends" in the local cemetery nearby. This has always puzzled me. She certainly had living children locally at the time of her death. I don't know whether to take this literally, in that a group of her friends paid for her burial, perhaps because her family couldn't afford it, or were estranged, or whether a religious group of 'Friends' - as in Quakers - perhaps, buried her? According to her record, she was a Baptist, although this is the only source for that information. Is the Quaker idea a possibility do you think? And if so, why would that be? Many thanks!