Records are now online for burials in Nottingham General Cemetery.
The cemetery (also known as Canning Circus), opened in the 1830s and listed as a Grade II historic park and garden in 2001, is available to search on the Deceased Online website.
Deceased Online says: “There are seven key sites managed by Nottingham City Council, comprising over 1.3 million records, exclusively available through the Deceased Online website.
“Earlier registers for Nottingham General Cemetery include excellent detail such as trade or profession. There are also wonderful details on the relationship of the deceased to other key family members (spouse, daughter, son etc).
“Nottingham General Cemetery has some famous pioneers from the mid 19th century from very contrasting trades. John Player, founder of cigarette manufacturer John Player & Sons, and John Boot, founder of Boots the Chemist, recorded in the burial register below as a ‘Medical Botanist’, have lent their names to world-famous brands.
“This cemetery is also particularly notable for the stories of two military men buried within it, both of whom were awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross. In 1855, Robert Humpston, with fellow soldier Private Bradshaw, attacked and captured a Russian gun pit near Sebastopol: a victory which held major importance. In 1858 in India, Samuel Morley, with the help of a farrier, saved the life of an adjutant of the Sikh cavalry by shielding the wounded man’s body until help arrived.
“Daft Smith Churchill, a merchant born in 1793 and one of the original directors of the General Cemetery, was buried here after being drowned by the sinking of the steamship Forfarshire in 1838. The nearby lighthouseman and his daughter, William and Grace Darling, were awarded medals for bravery after rowing out in the intense storm and rescuing nine passengers. Grace Darling died of tuberculosis four years later.
“John Cadd, a notable member of the town council who died in 1856, has a monument erected by the Lacemakers of Nottingham, in praise of ‘an honest and upright man… and a true philanthroopist’ due to his regard for the welfare of those employed under him.”