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Frazier Cranium

Know Your Writes

I couldn't think of a better thread title

A few weeks ago, I had an idea for a short story, called The Digger.  Anyway, it's in my notebook now and one day might see the light of day on Word.  I wasn't sure of how to end the story but I had main character sorted, and the location for the story.  I left it at that but have since been drawn back to it due to a few 'discoveries'.

So the story is maybe progressing to horror now.

Need a bit of research help, if any of you would be so kind.  I know you're definitely informed enough.  Stays on here please anyway.

If you know of someone who owns a very old home which has a couple of acres of land (spectacular in some parts) and on that land is an unmarked grave of poss 4+ centuries old with the wording long disappeared, and no official record of who it is, what can you do if wanting to find out more about whose it is etc?  And avoid, obviously, upsetting the Church and government?  

Ta.
Late Doors

Funnily enough i dont, but ill have a dig around anyway. Some houses like that around Hudders
Frazier Cranium

Cheers.
Frazier Cranium

I emailed National Heritage today, asking for any advice on this matter.
Heyho

A few years back I went and had a look around Methley Cemetery because I have relatives going back to the 1500's from there. A lot of the graves get re used after a few centuries and I never found one relative. I was dead upset

You want to have a trip out to some of those old norman churches out in the middle of no where in North Yorkshire. Graves are really old and most weathered to oblivion by the elements. Came across one such place when I was a teenager and has been walking - always thought 'now that is where I want to be buried'. Of course  I've forgotten when it is now lol
Plastic Man

I assume that 400 years plus will rule out any national register of deaths, and will be entirely reliant on local/ parish records.

Have you thought of posting the same question on one of those genealogical websites, with a slant as to how one would go about confirming if an ancestor had been buried at a particular suspected, but now unmarked site?
Frazier Cranium

I'll wait to see what if any response I get first but that sounds a good idea, thanks PM.
Heyho

Frazier Cranium wrote:
I'll wait to see what if any response I get first but that sounds a good idea, thanks PM.


I managed to download a copy of the Kirkburton Parish registers dating back to around 1550. Just need to Google and have a bit of patience.

I've loads of sites I can send you links to
Plastic Man

Heyho wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
I'll wait to see what if any response I get first but that sounds a good idea, thanks PM.


I managed to download a copy of the Kirkburton Parish registers dating back to around 1550. Just need to Google and have a bit of patience.

I've loads of sites I can send you links to


To clarify, is this a hypothetical exercise as to how one might identify a grave, or are you hoping to identify a particular grave?
Dock

Re: Know Your Writes

Frazier Cranium wrote:
I couldn't think of a better thread title

A few weeks ago, I had an idea for a short story, called The Digger.  Anyway, it's in my notebook now and one day might see the light of day on Word.  I wasn't sure of how to end the story but I had main character sorted, and the location for the story.  I left it at that but have since been drawn back to it due to a few 'discoveries'.

So the story is maybe progressing to horror now.

Need a bit of research help, if any of you would be so kind.  I know you're definitely informed enough.  Stays on here please anyway.

If you know of someone who owns a very old home which has a couple of acres of land (spectacular in some parts) and on that land is an unmarked grave of poss 4+ centuries old with the wording long disappeared, and no official record of who it is, what can you do if wanting to find out more about whose it is etc?  And avoid, obviously, upsetting the Church and government?  

Ta.


And the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Laziest Bastard of a Researcher goes to Robert Endeacott. Cheeky fecker! Do your own homework Knackerknob!
Frazier Cranium

Yeah cos I just waded into a complete stranger's garden, spotted an unmarked grave and thought I'd not bother asking the property owners when they have conducted their own research or what they found out, if anything.  Luckily, they found nowt apparently with the parish records  You dick Dock.

PM, it's a genuine grave, unmarked, and it's a genuine story idea, i'm just trying to educate myself before imploring the property owners to let us consider writing summat.
Late Doors

Kirkburton Parish registers. Ha i was going to look at them. My familly, such as it is, on Dads side Hail from 'burton. Nice village, great Cricket ground, wouldn't mind settling there one day. Plenty of history there and old dwellings. They say Black Dick used to hole up there as well. Woooooo, *scary music*
Late Doors

Dont googl.... ohh too late
Frazier Cranium

Heyho

Late Doors wrote:
Kirkburton Parish registers. Ha i was going to look at them. My familly, such as it is, on Dads side Hail from 'burton. Nice village, great Cricket ground, wouldn't mind settling there one day. Plenty of history there and old dwellings. They say Black Dick used to hole up there as well. Woooooo, *scary music*


I will PM you the link. My paternal line goes back to the 1600's in Kirkburton. Would be even further but there are two people born within a year of each other with the same name and I can't split them.
Late Doors

Hell, we could be familly
Frazier Cranium

I'm pretty sure my girlfriend's sister has attempted all this reasearch you recommend (and thanks) and got nowhere as it's before the parish records.  But I'm discussing it with her in more detail soon I hope.
sheeps

Late Doors wrote:
Hell, we could be familly




That would be easy to find out, just check Heyho's dog.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
Late Doors wrote:
Hell, we could be familly




That would be easy to find out, just check Heyho's dog.


DNA testing has put many a Huddersfield lad in clink for dog buggery, FACT!
Heyho

sheeps wrote:
Late Doors wrote:
Hell, we could be familly




That would be easy to find out, just check Heyho's dog.


Spookily the dog is from Slaithwaite (pronounced slaw it of course). Not that the dog can speak like.
fartcatcher

There's something you can spray on the headstone that makes the writing show up. The use it a lot on CSI Miami.
Late Doors

Spookily the dog is from Slaithwaite

There's a lot em about.

Talking of Slawit we were up there a couple of weeks back chuff me its hipster central. Talk about gentrification. Bit different to how it used to be let me tell you

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