Thursday, February 27, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 203: 1862 Burial Record for Rebecca Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Burial Record for Rebecca Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire in 1862:

The information for Rebecca Rich's burial is (handwritten information in italics):

Heading:  BURIALS in the Parish of      Hilperton     
in the County of      Wilts     
in the Year One Thousand, Eight Hundred and    sixty two    .

No.:  42
Name:  Rebecca Rich
Abode:  Hilperton
When Buried:  March 7 [1862]
Age:  78
By Whom:  J.H. Tait, Rector

The source citation for this burial entry is:

Church of England, Parish Church of Hilperton (Wiltshire, England), Bishop's Transcripts, 1622-1880, "Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1837-1880," FHL BRITISH Microfilm 1,279,404, Item 15 (accessed 5 February 2014); Burials, Page [ ] (blank), 1862, No. 42, Rebecca Rich entry.

The information in this burial entry is very limited, but the age of 78 tells me that this is my 3rd great-grandmother, who was born in about 1784.  On the other hand, the burial date is much more definitive than the entry in the Civil Registration records which just indicate the first quarter of 1862.  I have not ordered the Civil Registration death record to date.

I obtained this image from the Hilperton, Wiltshire Bishops Transcripts on microfilm at the Family History Library on 5 February 2014.  

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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