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Kilmarnock (#47259834)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been my hobby for 30 years or so and I feel it is really important to try and keep a photographic record of the wonderful headstones which are weathering away slowly, before they disappear completely. I feel quite strongly about the ones pre census records. Anyway, hope somebody finds them interesting, I do. PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON MY TRANSCRIPTIONS AS BEING COMPLETELY ACCURATE - I HAVE DONE MY BEST.
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Derek William Burgess
RE: Leeds
Thats very kind of you. Hopefully UK weather will improve and Cemetery is in good order. Hoping there is a headstone and it will give up a few clues. Always nice to see the final resting place of ancestors... Derek

Added by Derek William Burgess on Jun 18, 2015 5:56 PM
Derek William Burgess
RE: Leeds
Had a look at a map and find Wakefield is not as close to Leeds as i thought but do have a relative at Lawnswood, Leeds . He is Albert Varley Plot: Otley Road Section 1 Grave number: 105

Find A Grave Memorial# 147070363

If you ever revisit Lawnswood my wife would be thrilled to see a photo of the plot and hopefully a headstone but Leeds looks large so you may be on the other side of it and have no visit planned for a while but thought it worth a mention. My email is

Cheers... Derek
Added by Derek William Burgess on Jun 03, 2015 11:59 AM
Derek William Burgess
Guess you are a Leeds resident and have posted a request at Lawnswood and at Wakefield Sugar Lane and Crigglestone and with warmer weather on the way (we hope) and crosing my fingers they may get a response. Are you in that area over summer by any chance

Added by Derek William Burgess on Jun 02, 2015 4:57 PM
RE: Utley Cemetery Keighley
Thank you for the reply and information provided. As for transferring Silverwood over to me, yes, right now I am interested in William Batty Silverwood, Sarah Throup Silverwood, and Thomas Silverwood (1836-1907). I need to research more the other Silverwoods before requesting more transfers. Thank you for your attention.
Added by Bingley on May 29, 2015 11:34 AM
RE: Utley Cemetery Keighley
Thank you for responding to my inquiry about Utley Cemetery, and Silverwood-Binns.
I went back to read again my original posts and question about Sarah Jane Silverwood-Binns and James Binns.
I also updated Sarah Jane Silverwood's family connection to her parents, particularly William Batty Silverwood - which is on the page showing his gravestone photographed by you.
My additional information has Sarah Jane Silverwood having married James Binns in the Keighley parish on November 1, 1862. Her brother Thomas Silverwood was present.
Also, Sarah Jane Silverwood was born October 30, 1843, and baptized on December 25, 1843.
This additional information is provided since you noted about having searched for a marriage of a Peter Binns. Such a name is incorrect. James Binns married Sarah Jane Silverwood.
I am interested in knowing whether Utley Cemetery keeps records, since it is still a functioning cemetery; and whether it is associated with a religious parish or diocese.
Any information you can provide, given the above additional information that hopefully clarifies, would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Added by Bingley on May 19, 2015 11:52 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
Rev. Frederick Watkins (Glutton Club member)
Many thanks for the above memorial! Martin Packer
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Apr 14, 2015 5:11 AM
Utley Cemetery Keighley
I recently came across a memorial card for Thomas Silverwood. I added a scanned copy photo to your FindaGrave memorial for him. The information on the card seems to match the information on the grave marker in the photos.
The memorial card references that Thomas Silverwood was interred at Keighley Cemetery. My question is whether Keighley and Utley cemetery are the same place; or whether there has been a name change.
I have other memorial cards from 1897 and 1898 referencing burials in the same Keighley cemetery.
Thomas Silverwood was the brother of Sarah Jane Silverwood Binns.
I am trying to ascertain whether she and her husband have been buried in the same cemetery. I recently added their records to Utley Cemetery based upon the current evidence.
Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thank You
Added by Bingley on Apr 13, 2015 7:41 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Frederick Watkins
I like your memorial to a friend of Ch. Darwin!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 17, 2015 6:24 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
Ihave enjoyed your photos and do hope one day I can come and visit the old cemeteries in England.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Mar 04, 2015 4:52 AM
Steven Scott
John Scott Scotland
Dear kilmarnock, my family and I have traced our family back to a John Scott who left London on a ship called Ann with James Oglethorpe and Rev. John Wesley and arrived to the states in 1732 to Savanna,Ga. He was a famous Gunsmith by trade and is in a few history books here. That's where it ends. I'm asking for advise on a good place to start tracking over there it is believed he is from the lowlands of Scotland maybe around the Parrish of Haywick, thank you
Added by Steven Scott on Feb 24, 2015 12:29 AM
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