Winch and Harefield lookups (Middlesex)

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  1. Adam McGregor

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    Hello,

    I've never had any luck with my 3x great-grandmother, Caroline Winch. She was born around 1829 (allegedly in Bow or London) to James Winch.

    The witnesses to her 1855 marriage in Uxbridge were James and Jane Mead (née Winch), who married in Westminster in 1821. James and Jane also witnessed the marriage of Eliza Winch to George Bricknell in Willesden in 1857 whose father was also James Winch. There is also a marriage of a Harriet Winch and a Daniel Mead in Southwark in 1841, with a father of James Winch given.

    I'm not sure where she's buried either. She died in the Chelmsford District in 1902. Could she have been buried at St. Margaret's Church, Uxbridge, with her husband?

    I'd appreciate any help!

    Adam
     
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    Sorry, forgot the Harefield part! Looking for a Sarah Walding, born in Harefield around 1800.
     
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    I do not think so, St Margaret stopped burials around 1850's (from memory, I would need to go to Uxbridge Library to confirm the date).
    The burial ground has been a large roundabout for many years (the stones around the wall) and the war memorial stands on it.
     
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    Are you sure? I have two burials there in the 1860s for John and Sarah Kearley, and one there in 1881 for Richard Kearley. This was on another forum.
     
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    And the previous thread looked at Sarah Walding too, so don't worry about that.
     
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    And it was me too:eek:

    No I am not sure of the date, it is from memory, but I am sure that by 1881 the burials were moved to the Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery. A call to the archive section of Uxbridge Library would tell you.
     
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    Here's the thread for the 1881 burial. Perhaps I misunderstood and wrote down the wrong church?
     
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    Ancestry do have the burial entry for Richard listed as at St Margarets.
    I have emailed the archive at Uxbridge Library (I cannot get there for a few days so thought that might be the quicker option) to find out the date when burials at St Margarets burial ground ended, and if so do the entries in the St Margarets register after that, mean that the burial actually took place at the Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.
    Hopefully they will reply quickly
     
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    That's very kind of you. Thanks!
     
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    Excellent response from Uxbridge Library Archive dept.
    My old grey cells are still working:)
    I have copied their reply to my mail below.
    I have had dealings with Breakspear Crem and they too are very helpful, so I will leave you to make contact with them.

    Dear Sue,

    Thank you for contacting us and using our service.

    St.Margaret's cemetery/the old burial ground was officially closed for burials to the public in 1855. If you are trying to locate a grave for someone after 1855 then I suggest contacting Breakspear Crematorium (https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/breakspearcrematorium) as they will have a list of the burials onsite and can assist you with locating a grave.

    I hope I have been of some help. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Kind regards,
    Lara


    Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service
    Uxbridge Library
    14-15 High Street
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    01895 250702
     
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    Thanks! I'll contact them now.
     
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    So were the 3 burials following 1855 at Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery for certain? I've emailed the crematorium anyway to see what they have.
     
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    I do not know, it would be likely ( but I do not know when the Hillingdon and Uxbridge burial ground opened - it still is open). Hopefully Breakespear will be able to give you the locations for them.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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