Burials at the Quaker Burial Ground in Frome

 

Kindly transcribed by Phil Candy. Phil writes:

 

…the list of Quaker burials I had previously provided you with… was itself based on a Key to the Society of Friends Burial Ground held in the Wilts Record Office… I started with the relevant film - or so I thought - from the RG6 Series, and transcribed every burial entry from the Mid Somerset Monthly Meeting that mentioned Frome. I then tried to line up the actual burial records with the abbreviated list from Wiltshire. Although there are still a few gaps, I have been able to add quite a lot of detail, including the actual dates of death and burial for many of the interments, along with the age of the deceased. This means that for many of these entries there is a much better idea of how they might fit in to people's family trees. I actually consulted seven films, but the only one that seemed to contain Frome information is RG6/41, which is described as Burial Registers of the Society of Friends Mid-Somerset Monthly Meeting, 1795-1837.

 

…By the way, I don't know if you have ever seen a Quaker Marriage Certificate, but it certainly makes you wish your ancestors had been Quakers. Each one takes up a full page, gives the parents of both parties including occupations and place of residence and whether living or deceased. They are also signed, not just by the parties, but by virtually everyone at the marriage, with a special section marked 'Relations.'  The ones I looked at from the 18th century often had thirty or more signatures. Ah, and to think my lot stopped going to Church at all for about two generations...”

 

No.

Surname

Forename

Notes

Date of Death

Burial

Age

[Born]

1

PEARCE

Henry

 

 

 

 

 

2

BARTLETTT

Henry

 

 

 

 

 

3

GRIGG

Jemimah

 

 

 

 

 

4

WHITINGTON

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

7

SWEET

William

 

 

 

 

 

10

GREGORY

Ayabes

 

 

1801

6 mo

 

 

HEARMAN

Frances

Stillborn

 

1810

 

 

 

JUKES

William

 

 

1810

 

 

8

RICHARDS

Elizabeth

Henry RICHARDS' first wife

 

1801

 

 

 

RICHARDS

Female

Elizabeth RICHARDS' daughter

 

1801

 

 

9

RICHARDS

Henry

 

 

1810

 

 

 

RICHARDS

Mary

Henry RICHARDS' daughter

 

1810

9 yrs

1801

 

RICHARDS

Elizabeth

upon husband

 

1816

 

 

 

GREGORY

Reuben

 

8/1/1813

14/1/1813

15

1798

 

GREGORY

Mary

James GREGORY's wife

28/12/1817

2/1/1818

 

 

 

COX

W?

Under Meeting House Walls

 

1819

2 yrs

1817

 

COX

Elizabeth

 

 

 

41 yrs

 

17

GREGORY

James

 

18/5/1828

25/5/1828

73 yrs

1755

18

MOON

Esther

 

 

1832

79 yrs

1753

19

GREGORY

Charity

upon husband

27/11/1833

1/12/1833

65 yrs

1768

20

MOON

Thomas

 

 

21/1/1843

42 yrs

1801

21

JOOKES

Henry

 

 

28/9/1842

39 yrs

1803

22

MOON

Hannah

 

 

1851

57 yrs

1794

23

MOON

Elizabeth

 

 

1854

74 yrs

1780

24

ABBOTT

Maria

 

 

1856

28 yrs

1828

25

SMITH

Rebecca

 

 

1858

90 yrs

1768

26

LUCAS

Deborah

 

 

1866