Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials

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Marilee36
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Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials

Post by Marilee36 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:04 pm

Hi Guys

Looking for Samuel Smith ,B 1849 Burtisland, Died 30th October 1912, in Gartloch Asylum.

Does anybody know where Samuel might be buried, and where to start looking for him?.

Also Agnes Smith, B1871, Ireland. Died 1930, Southern General Hosp.

Any Ideas please?.

WilmaM
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Re: Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials

Post by WilmaM » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:00 pm

If you search on here for Gartloch you'll get a few threads on the topic.

This one may be of more use:
viewtopic.php?t=1876&highlight=gartloch

However all the research etc facilities are closed at the moment, so you may be waiting a while for any reply.

A simple answer is - he could be buried in countless places!
Did you mention in the other thread [ BTW it's easier to keep to the one thread] that Samuel or Agnes had children from a previous marriage?

If so they could be buried with the previous spouse, with any children who died in infancy or indeed with parents if there was a family Lair in the home district.
The asylums in Scotland didn't as far as I'm aware have a burial ground on site - none showing on any maps certainly, so if the family didn't claim for burial the paupers' grave would have been in the nearest cemetery to the death location. Bedlay or Old Monkland might be the nearest ones at that stage.
Agnes might be in Craigton, that's the most common one for the Southern general/Govan area .

Marilee36
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Re: Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials

Post by Marilee36 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:39 pm

Thanks for the reply Wilma..

Will have to hold off research until tomorrow, Staring work soon.

Samuels death was registered by his son John Smith, rather than the hospital staff themselves, so hopefully they claimed the body!

Thankyou for the advice.
Much appreciated.

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