What wonderful news to see the web site up and running and all the refurbishment at the cemetery, I feel sure it will be well received and much appreciated.
In closing I would like to thank Mr Hale for all the time that he has taken in helping me and I suspect many others a real gentleman and STAR.
Fantasic website very interesting and informative. The photos of the inside of the chapel are wonderful.
I am also pleased to see that all Vincents hard work has not been in vain.
The grave records on your site have made things so much easier to access.
I look forward to liasing with you in future.
Very kind of you to pass those compliments. Glad to know our website is being put to good use.
Thank you so much for this site - it has enabled us to find relative buried here.
You could have asked me I already had the information on the Hogans.
(Helen) Veronica's daughter,your second cousin!
n the graves my dad is not mentioned he dug the graves both at rivelin and carmel his name was michael behan and his grave is near the gates it has a statue of our lady on it. You mention people who are at st vins now a totally new parish but not us originals. I think the original church should be renovated and people shuold use it as the main church they mainly travel by car and alot belong to st frances at crospool
Thanks for your comments Catherine. I will look for the grave of Michael Behan later this week. I'm not in St. Vincent's parish so I only have a limited knowledge of the history of both St. Vincent's and St. Michael's. However, I am always collecting new information and your comment was interesting. The future development of the old St. Vincent's Solly Street site is now under review by a surveyor and architecture consultant and a report is due within the next 5 or 6 months.
Thanks for 'tidy' website listing graves. Have found ref to my gt gt grandmother who was murdered (allegedly) by her husband two weeks before giving birth to fourth child. Name Elizabeth Neil (died 9 Apr 1900) grave O42 - large unmarked grave area (paupers graves??)
Thanks Brian. Plot O42 is up on the hillside and not very accessible but I will take a look next time I'm down at St. Michaels.
This site providing information is so informative ,will share with my friends.
Thanks very much. It's always nice to get good feedback.
Useful info and excellent design you got here! I wish to thank you for sharing your ideas and putting the time into the stuff you publish! Nice job!
Easy website to navigate around, and was very helpful in locating a burial plot.
Many thanks Olivia. A pleasure to help you.
Thanks for your enquiry. It is not often I get a question from as far away as the USA.
I have some success in locating the plot of Bridget Reid. She was interred in St. Bridget’s section on 23rd May 1897, Plot ref: F144, and she died aged 74. Her address was listed as “Union” and the Priest’s initials were J.C.D. There are 12 other interments in the same plot (check your email for details).
There are several other interments by the surname of Reid, two of them in the same section (check email for details). The general area of St. Bridget’s is high on the hillside, with many overgrown weeds, uneven ground and quite steep. My own grandparents are buried there in B120 so I know that section quite well. The chances of there being a tombstone are slim. I would estimate maybe 5% of plots there have a tombstone as in the 1890’s money was in short supply and the wealthier families could afford graves closer to the Chapel.
The next time I am down there I will try to photograph the grave of F144 (if I can locate it), then forward on the photo in an email.
Thanks for this excellent site. I have found a number of ancestors and will be visiting the chapel and graveyard.
Glad the website was of help. Feel free to visit St. Michael's any time.
If the relatives of William Hogan (who placed a family tree on Ancestry) wish to contact me I can give them information to correct some of the errors on it and to fill the missing gaps. I also have photographs of Julia and Matthew Hogan (my great grandparents) - I am one of Vincent's grandchildren. He visited your family, his diary says he went for tea at Firth Park in 1956 and had a warm welcome.
Just to reinforce what others have said, thank you Martin Fenwick for your prompt response and for the depth of research you did in assisting me to locate the graves which I couldn't find and the one which I thought had had its stone removed!
It was a please to be of service Helen. Keep in touch.
Thank you so much for this wonderful site and resource. I am writing a history of the Daughters of Charity in Britain (commissioned by them) and so came across the site in my researches on their work in Sheffield. I found the number of infant deaths and pauper burials a very moving reminder of poverty and hardship in the Crofts community. I hope to come and visit one day to see for myself.
Susan - you are more than welcome to visit. Drop me an email and if I am around I can give you a short tour of the Chapel and grounds. As you noted there are many paupers graves located in the valley near the main road.
Your website is a genealogist's dream! Thank you so much for the list of burials and location of graves. It would be wonderful if every cemetery had online records like these. I visited this week and found the grave of my great great uncle (James W. Fenoughty) and his wife within minutes. You might like to amend a typo in your records which state that his age was '0'. He was in fact aged 55.
Many thanks for your kind words Helen. I will amend the record for James W. Fenoughty. Usually, when the age is listed as '0' it means "age unknown". Do visit again whenever you are passing by.
Thank you for opening up more information on this branch of my family. This web site is so interesting and Martin's response admirable. I will come to visit but if I cannot meet you, is it possible to have an idea where Q50 may be in the plot?
Hello, can you just help me with what 'union' means when next to a burial record? Many thanks
Andrea. I think the term "Union" refers to the workhouse. The main one was located at the entrance to the Northern General Hospital on Herries Road, Sheffield.
At the end of April 2018 I will be leaving my employment with the diocese (and cemetery). The work has been very enjoyable and I'm grateful for all the interesting work experience attained during my seven years at the cemetery. Thank you to all that have made me so welcome at St. Michael's, and I wish my successor the best of luck for the future. Martin.
Suggestions and enquiries are welcome.