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Ash Montagu (#46804013)
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DE Sundeen

Because of edits, I believe you might be related to some of the Meaghers. Recently I've added information to John Ford Meagher (150997025) and J Will Meagher (150997027).

I hope you find the information helpful and interesting.

Bless you
Added by DE Sundeen on Jul 08, 2016 9:58 PM
Henry Ayling
Thanks for the information. I have added it to the bio.
Added by JohnM on Jun 09, 2016 10:54 AM
RE: Russell Page
I cannot imagine where this "unmarked" grave might be located. There are public roads on two sides of the churchyard with very narrow grass verges, a farm on another side, and a private residence on the other. While the Telegraph article mentioned visiting the area, it gave no indication of whether or not the reporter found the grave.

It is a 20mile round trip to Little Badminton, so I will only visit again if I have good directions and a fighting chance of finding any graves.

I looked at the list of inscriptions that Alf Beard had transcribed. I noted that in some cases, additional information appeared in his lists that were not on the gravestones, while in others, verses had been omitted. I also wondered why he was so selective in the graves that he transcribed as I believe that there are many more that are clearly legible that do not appear on his list. His numbering system does seem to be arbitrary and does not appear to be of much help in locating any of the graves.
Added by JohnM on Jun 07, 2016 7:28 AM
Elizabeth & George Davis
Can you or Alf Beard tell me exactly where to look for this grave. I'm afraid that this is another one that is being elusive.
Added by JohnM on Jun 05, 2016 8:29 AM
Graves at Little Badminton
I have uploaded photos for Vere & Diana, but there appear to be some anomalies in the information. Both inscriptions indicate that Vere was the 14th Earl of Westmorland (without a second 'E') rather than a Duke, and it states that he was born on 15th rather than 25th. I will create the other three entries shortly.
Added by JohnM on Jun 04, 2016 8:48 AM
Earls of Westmorland
Good News. I managed to get in touch with a very helpful lady who is the secretary to the Badminton Estate. She confirmed that the Fanes are indeed buried at Little Badminton and told me exactly where to find the graves. The reason that I could not find them when I first visited the Cemetery was because they have horizontal stones and are located beneath a large lime tree which means that they were covered with sticky sap, moss, and other wind-blown debris. It took some effort, but I have cleaned them up and will upload photos in the next few days. I also found three other members of the Westmorland clan close by, and will add their details and photos as well.
Added by JohnM on Jun 04, 2016 5:51 AM
RE: Diana Lister
The other church of St Michaels and All Saints is a private church in the grounds of Badminton House owned by the Duke of Beaufort. It is not normally open to the general public.
Added by JohnM on May 31, 2016 11:01 AM
Val Fox
Margaret West Mason
I have uploaded a photo of the stone. I'm not sure if you're the one who posted the photo request, but I thought I'd let you know.
Added by Val Fox on May 09, 2016 8:04 AM
Lynn J. Gauthier
RE: Margaret Louise Meeker

Thank you for the additional links & information. I have added information (from her obit) to her Find A Grave page and that of her husband

Best regards
Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Apr 10, 2016 2:17 PM
Lynn J. Gauthier
Margaret Forgan # 157802512

Thank you for your SACs' for her memorial page.

However, her maiden name IS "Meeker" not "Forgan" as you suggested, so I have declined that SAC. See info. & sources I added to her bio page.

Could you provide me with a source for her death place ? - the only mention of death is SSDI but that is not proof of death place only last residence & where the SSN was issued. So I am leaving her death place as "United States" for now but manually changing her birth place to Chicago.

Best regards

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Apr 10, 2016 7:10 AM
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