All identifiable burial records of Peterborough Cathedral have gone online, with those of London’s Brompton Cemetery to follow.
Deceased Online, which is making the records available, says: “All available records from the mid 16th century are included, together with some records that date back to the early 12th Century. We believe that this is the first time that any Cathedral has digitised its burial records and made them available online (Brechin Cathedral in Scotland, whose records are also available on Deceased Online, is strictly speaking no longer a cathedral).
“The Peterborough Cathedral records feature many notable burials; including Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, executed in 1587 in Fotheringhay Castle, and Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England and first wife of Henry VIII. The records comprise scans of register entries (until 1995) and some photos of memorials and graves.
“Next week, we start uploading records for the historic Brompton Cemetery in West London. This is the first time that one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian Garden cemeteries has had all records digitised and made available through any website.
“To celebrate the Brompton Cemetery records on Deceased Online, we’ll be offering you the chance to win copies of the excellent pocket-sized guidebook, London’s Cemeteries. Those wishing to enter the series of competitions will need to look regularly at our Facebook and Blog pages.”