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s.canning (#46790899)
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Bio Photo I live in London, i'm 34 years old. I very much enjoy visiting historical places of interest in and around London, as well as having a profound interest in music. I'm training for the London Marathon at the moment, very much enjoy running and cycling. I attend as many music events as possible throughout the summer as i can. In between reading and socializing with friends, i take out my Sherlock Holmes hat and pipe and try to detect as many famous people as possible who have been over-looked on Find A Grave. I've always found that visiting cemeteries has given me a greater appreciation of life and from a historical point of view are very informative, visiting the graves of emminent people who made their mark on history. I also like the peace, beauty and tranquil feel of cemeteries. This unprecedented, unrivalled, website has given me many hours of enjoyment, thank you very much.
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St Giles in the Field, Camden Church
I'm hoping that you're the person who put this church up and can make corrections to the description (assumed by the photos put up, and that's always a gamble). If you are not, please excuse this inconvenience.

The cemetery description state that the church was built in 1734 and then proceeds to tell you about 1630s burials and baptisms. Thanks for fixing this.

Cemetery notes and/or description:
St. Giles-in-the-Fields is one of London's hidden churches.
The Church which is an outstandingly beautiful building was built in the Palladian style in 1734. St Giles in the Fields is a church in the London Borough of Camden, in the West End. It is close to the Centre Point office tower and the Tottenham Court Road tube station. The church is part of the Diocese of London within the Church of England.
St Giles is known as 'The Poets' Church'. Poet John Milton's daughter Mary was baptised in the Gothic brick building in 1647 and the Poetry Society holds its annual general meeting in the vestry house. Two memorials inside the church commemorate George Chapman, the translator of Homer (buried outside) and politician and poet Andrew Marvell.

Other famous people with memorials in St Giles include:

Richard Penderell, who accompanied king Charles II on his famous escape
Lord Belasyse, a noted royalist
Sir Roger L'Estrange, the last public censor
John Flaxman, sculptor
Luke Hansard, printer to the House of Commons
Thomas Earnshaw, watch and chronometer maker.
Recent memorials commemorate:

Cecilius Calvert, the first Proprietor of the Maryland colony in 1633 (some of the colonists were from St Giles' parish). His memorial was unveiled on 10 May 1996 by the Governor of Maryland, Parris N. Glendening. Calvert's son and daughters-in-law are buried at St Giles.
William Balmain, one of the founders of New South Wales and Principal Surgeon of the Colony. His memorial on the north-west wall was put up by the Balmain Society of Sydney in 1996.
Added by JanisG on Feb 09, 2017 10:37 AM
Rachel Williams
Memorial # 39298691
Hi Steve :)

Thanks for all the work you have done. I am hoping to add a correction for Warren De La Rue at Kensal Green.

The memorial currently lists Georgiana Bowles 1820-1918 as his mother. This information is incorrect as you can see by the dates - Warren born in 1915 and his "mother" born 5 years after him.

Georgina was in fact, Warren's wife.

His mother is Jane Warren 1789-1858.

Hopefully this can be corrected.

Thanking you again for creating the memorial :)


Added by Rachel Williams on Feb 03, 2017 12:53 AM
Hugh Casement
RE: Resolve issue with spelling
I think you'll find a button labelled "Transfer ownership" or similar at the top of the page for the particular memorial (in this case James Beatty). You continue to be credited as the originator.
Added by Hugh Casement on Apr 28, 2015 1:17 AM
Thomas Allom
Please delete one of two exactly the same photos here
to provide space for the portrait.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Added by julia&keld on Apr 11, 2015 10:55 PM
Brad Evans
Cuthbert Ottaway
Ref 17610523.

Would you kindly delete Cuthbert's page because you have incorrectly said he is buried at Kensal Green. He is buried at Paddington Old Cemetery and a correct entry is made there.

Regards. Brad
Added by Brad Evans on Mar 29, 2015 8:05 AM
Michael Denison
Dear Steve,
Just thought I would let you know that I went down to see Michael's Grave last week and thanks to your help found it straight away, once again many thanks
Yours Sincerely,
Added by Milky on Mar 24, 2015 10:52 AM
Chuck Johnson
Remembering Alan Turing.

Thank you for your wonderfully written remembrances of Alan Turinng.
Added by Chuck Johnson on Feb 02, 2015 11:49 AM
Robert Brotherhood
Peter Brotherhood's gravestone
You gave a detailed description of Peter Brotherhood's gravestone 7 years ago, but there is no photo of it.
His wife, Elizabeth PINNIGER HUNT, died in 1926. She is not even on Findagrave (yet).
Is she buried with Peter?
Could I ask you kindly to add a photo/photos of the gravestone and texts?
Thank you so much!
R.J. Brotherhood
The Hague, Holland
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Oct 01, 2014 8:09 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Boyce at Kensal Green
* Birth Date:
* Sep. 24, 1826
* Birth Place:
* London
* Greater London, England
* Death Date:
* Feb. 9, 1897
* Death Place:
* Chelsea
* Greater London, England


Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 08, 2014 2:51 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
Boyce at Kensal Green
Do you have his grave image? 21860813 Martin.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 07, 2014 3:21 PM
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