Westbury on Severn burials (General)

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 21:41 (2915 days ago)

Hello

Two of my family (Phillips) were buried side by side. They died when living in Westbury and I would like to know where they are buried if possible.

Amy Margaret Louise Phillips d1905
Allen Borman Phillips d1935

Thankyou

Rita
NZ

WoS burials Church of St Mary, St Peter, and St Paul

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 22:14 (2915 days ago) @ ritpetite

Hello

Two of my family (Phillips) were buried side by side. They died when living in Westbury and I would like to know where they are buried if possible.

Amy Margaret Louise Phillips d1905
Allen Borman Phillips d1935

Thankyou

Rita
NZ


They are in the Westbury on Severn churchyard, http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/541787 the transcription doesnt seem to offer any extra clue- next dry day when I'm passing I could try to locate them for you....

Year: 1935
Month: Feb
Day: 12
Surname: PHILLIPS
Forenames: Allen Borman
Residence: The Village Westbury on Severn
Age_at_death: 85 years
Officiating_Minister: Arthur Kelly
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P354 IN 1/2
Page_No: 91
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn


1861 ?
John Phillips abt 1815 Chute, Wiltshire, England Head Andover, Hampshire
Ann Phillips abt 1813 Burbage, Wiltshire, England Wife Andover, Hampshire
Thomas A Phillips abt 1839 Andover, Hampshire, England Son Andover, Hampshire
George A Phillips abt 1842 Andover, Hampshire, England Son Andover, Hampshire
Rose E Phillips abt 1847 Andover, Hampshire, England Daughter Andover, Hampshire
Allen B Phillips abt 1850 Andover, Hampshire, England Son Andover, Hampshire

1901
Allen B Phillips abt 1852 Tendover, Hampshire, England Head Surbiton, Surrey
Rachel A Phillips abt 1863 Walton, Suffolk, England Wife Surbiton, Surrey
Agnes M Phillips abt 1892 Holloway, London, England Daughter Surbiton, Surrey
John A Phillips abt 1894 Holloway, London, England Son Surbiton, Surrey
Ethel A Phillips abt 1895 Leicestershire, England Daughter Surbiton, Surrey
Allen B Phillips abt 1897 Rugby, Warwickshire, England Son Surbiton, Surrey


1911 6 Wye Street, Ross On Wye
Rachel A Phillips 47 married
John A Phillips 17
Ethel A Phillips 16
Allen B Phillips 15

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Westbury on Severn burials

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 22:17 (2915 days ago) @ slowhands

Please dont go out of your way, it would be nice to know just that they are in a particular graveyard. Is that the church one which seems to have stopped burying around 1905. Looked at the site but no names familiar.

Thank you Slowhands

Westbury on Severn Burial Grounds/Churchyard

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Monday, October 29, 2012, 01:40 (2915 days ago) @ ritpetite

Hi Rita,
now I'm NO authority on Westbury Church or it's Burial Grounds but I think this is the situation as far as I can make out online. I don't know what site you refer to, or where you got the 1905 date from, so apologies if this is "old news" to you.

The Church Burial Grounds are managed by the Parish Council, see this website.
http://www.westburyonsevernpc.org.uk/
(If you contact them maybe someone will assist you ?).

I say plural as the site states
" The Parish Council is the burial authority that provides and manages the graveyard in Westbury-on-Severn. It is also responsible for maintaining the closed churchyard (i.e., closed to further burials) around the Church of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Mary in Westbury.”

So yes it seems your ancestors may well be in the newer Burial Ground given your 1905 date.

Please now use this site to get an aerial view of the Village;
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/south-west/gloucestershire-county/westb...

First select "map" NOT "satellite", then zoom into the village just "above" the River.
You'll see the Church and surrounding Churchyard "below" the main A48 road, shown as a grey area between Bell Lane and the Water Garden.
Looking left/west where the road bends is a second more rectangular grey area.
Now select "satellite" to switch to aerial photo mode.

If you zoom-in I think you'll agree the second grey area is the newer and more neatly laidout Burial Ground, so altho' detached slightly from the Church it's still within the Village only a short stroll away. I think this is where Slowhands is thinking of.

I've seen an aerial photo taken back in 1976, this newer Burial Ground is visible then albeit less populated.
http://www.sungreen.co.uk/Newnham/Westbury-upon-severn-village.htm

For many more photos of the interesting old Church with it's separate Tower, this BBC site has several.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/content/image_galleries/westbury_church_gallery.shtml

I hope this helps, Jeff.

Westbury on Severn Burial Grounds/Churchyard

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Monday, October 29, 2012, 05:59 (2915 days ago) @ Jefff

Thank you very much to both of you.

I see what you mean by the second smaller area. Yes they are probably buried in there, wish I had known that when I was there. Just goes to show you have to do all your research before arriving.

Thanks for all the effort put in to explaining it to me

Rita

Westbury on Severn Burial Grounds/Churchyard

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Monday, October 29, 2012, 06:07 (2915 days ago) @ ritpetite

This site may be of use to people:

http://www.rebus.demon.co.uk/wos_br.htm

Annotated Burials at Westbury on Severn 1889 - 1895

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