8,601 burials at Hartlepool Old Cemetery, also known as Borough Cemetery, Hart Warren, and Spion Kop, covering 1901-1930.
Because these are municipal cemetery records rather than church burial records, they present many more genealogically useful details. Most of these burials provide the occupation of the deceased, or a parent or spouse’s name. Many also give information about how or where the person died.
Here are some sample burials:
- 9 Jun 1901 Barbara Dixon, of 8 John Street South, age: 80, wife of Benjamin Dixon
- 24 Mar 1908 Bernard Kenny, of [blank abode], age: 25 , labourer, suffocated on Slag Bank near Cemetery, body brought from Throston parish
- 14 Jan 1909 Theodore Antonsen, of Middleton Street, age: 32, ship’s fireman from Arendal, Norway, body brought from Throston parish
- 23 Feb 1920 William Rowntree, of 15 Croft Street, age: 45, brass finisher
- 7 Feb 1929 Marian Eleanor Nelson, of 14 Greenland Cottages, age: 27, daughter of Maddison Horsley Nelson, found drowned, body brought from West Hartlepool parish
Here is a particularly unusual burial of a man whose parents are named even though he is 86 years old:
- 29 Nov 1918 David Mitchell, of 2 Friar Street, age: 86, son of John Thomas Mitchell & Sarah Albina Mitchell, retired shipyard plater
Besides street addresses in Hartlepool, abodes mentioned include Howbeck House, Middleton, Throston, and West Hartlepool and some far distant places for the sailors who died while in port here or when shipwrecked off the coast.