Monk Hesleden Cemetery burials 1887-1932

2,030 burials at Monk Hesleden Cemetery, a municipal cemetery in the parish of Monk Hesleden St. John, from the opening of the cemetery in Nov 1887 to 3 Jan 1932. Previously, we had burials here only for Aug 1898 to July 1899.

Because this is a municipal cemetery register rather than a church burial register, there is often more detail for adults, such as marital status or occupation, and a few death causes.

This register gives place of death rather than the usual abode. (Most of the time, you can probably assume that the death occurred at home, especially if the address appears to be a residence. If the death occurred away from home, the register often lists both the place of death and the usual home address.) Locations mentioned include Blackhall Rocks, Blackhall Colliery, Castle Eden Colliery, Hardwick Hall, Hesleden, High Hesleden, Horden Colliery, Low Hesleden, Ryhope, Sunderland Infirmary, Sherburn Hospital, Shotton Colliery, Sedgefield Asylum, Station Town, Trimdon Colliery, Thornley, Wingate, Wheatley Hill, and West Hartlepool.

Sample burials:

  • 19 Sep 1888 Patrick Fox, died at Main Street, Castle Eden Colliery, age: 33, miner
  • 21 Sep 1900 Margaret Luke, died at Cassop, age: 50, married woman
  • 9 Jul 1913 John Arthur Alexander, age: 23, leading seaman H.M.S. Itchen, drowned off Granton, Firth of Forth, May 18th
  • 20 May 1924 Joseph Hindmarch, died at 7 South Terrace, Hesleden, age: 48, bricklayer
  • 22 Jan 1927 Mary Barrass, died at 21 Wilkinson St., Hesleden, age: 80, widow
  • 22 Nov 1931 Ralph Winter, died at 9 Partridge Tce., Wingate, age: 74, widower

We didn’t include this entry, since there were no names to index, but we thought it was interesting:

  • 26 Nov 1913 skeleton of person unknown, found in the sand at Blue House, next to the sea banks – supposed to have been there many years