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 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devonshire, Devon, UK


Latitude: 50.3830556, Longitude: -4.143333299999995

Notes:
Ford Park Cemetery is a 34.5-acre cemetery in central Plymouth, England, established by the Plymouth, Stonehouse & Devonport Cemetery Company in 1846 and opened in 1848. At the time it was outside the boundary of the nearby towns, and was created to alleviate the overcrowding in the churchyards of the local parish churches Its official name at the time of inception was The Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse Cemetery.
The cemetery was originally 18 acres (73,000 m2) in size, but a further 16.5 acres (67,000 m2) were added in 1875. It came into use during one of the largest outbreaks of cholera in the country and during its first year it saw over 400 burials related to that disease. During Victorian times it was the main cemetery for the Three Towns, and it is estimated that approximately a quarter of a million people are buried within its grounds. The older burial records have been deposited with the Plymouth and West Devon Records Office. Early Hendra and Tooze burials located here.


Cemetery Photos

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1
Jane Hendra d 1896 and Bessie Tooze d. 1924
Jane Hendra d 1896 and Bessie Tooze d. 1924
Rear of stone reads "JANE HENDRA DIED NOV 30th 1896 ALSO BESSIE TOOZE McCARTHY WHO DIED JAN 15th 1924 AGE 62 YEARS AT REST" 
2
Joseph Hendra
Joseph Hendra
Joseph and Jane Hendra