Records for historic Brompton Cemetery published on Deceased Online website
Records for historic Brompton Cemetery are now available on specialist family history website Deceased Online. This is the first of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries to digitize and go online.
The beautiful and distinguished Brompton Cemetery in South West London has had all of its burial registers digitized; these and a range of other records are available to view on the specialist genealogy and family history website www.deceasedonline.com.
Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by the Bishop of London in June 1840, is one of the Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. It is Grade I Listed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Brompton is one of the 'Magnificent Seven' London cemeteries which were constructed during the 1830's and 1840's to relieve overcrowded burial grounds. The others are: Abney Park, Highgate, Kensal Green, Nunhead, Tower Hamlets and West Norwood.
Brompton is the first and only of these to have had all records digitized and made available through any website, Deceased Online.
Deceased Online has scanned all the original burial registers (stored at The National Archives in Kew), prepared grave details and maps indicating the sections of the cemetery where each grave is located, and compiled them into an easy-to-use index which can be searched on the website. A range of photographs of memorials is also available. Users of the website simply register and search for free and pay a small fee to view or download a particular selected document.
Brompton, one of London’s most celebrated cemeteries, features thousands of graves and records for many prominent people who made history in London and the UK and some of global significance. All records are available on www.deceasedonline.com.
Deceased Online has unique records for 2.5 million London burials and cremations; many of which were supplied by local authorities. This will shortly increase to over 3.5 million as more councils and independent cemeteries and crematoria add their data. Cemeteries and councils from Aberdeen in North Scotland down to South Devon have added records, creating a unique database portal for tens of millions of British cemetery and crematorium data. The website is used extensively by amateurs and professionals worldwide, researching family history, and those simply trying to locate lost relatives or ancestors.
As well as scanning the registers at The National Archives for this project, Deceased Online has worked with The Royal Parks and The Friends of Brompton Cemetery who campaign for the protection and conservation of this beautiful cemetery. The Friends website, www.brompton-cemetery.org features a full range of history and other information about the Cemetery. Some of the notable personalities buried and monuments at Brompton Cemetery, and with records available on Deceased Online, include:
• Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette leader and pioneer
• Sir Samuel Cunard, shipping owner
• Samuel Leigh Sotheby, famed eponymous auctioneer
• Benjamin Webster, founder of RADA
• Henry Cole, founder of the V&A
• Richard Tauber, world-renowned Austrian tenor
• Walter Thomas, playwrite and author of Charley’s Aunt
• John Wisden, cricketer and founder of eponymoust cricketing Almanack
• Dr John Snow, epidemiologist and the man who discovered a causal link between water and cholera
• Henry Mears, founder of Chelsea FC in 1904
• Brian Glover, wrestler, actor, director.
• Memorials to the Chelsea Pensioners and the Brigade of Guards
• 13 recipients of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for military gallantry
There is a full list of 50 of the most notable personalities and monuments on the Friends of Brompton Cemetery website,