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St Peter's Dalbeth Interment Records - 'Owner'

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:18 pm
by OrlaCait
Hi, just joined today and great to find such helpful resources all in the one place - thank you!

Is there any significance to the term 'owner' rather than relation to the deceased (eg son, daughter etc) where this appears on a burial record? Just wondering if it might mean that the person died in a poorhouse/institution rather than close to family?

I'll have lots more questions but thanks in advance if anyone knows!


Re: St Peter's Dalbeth Interment Records - 'Owner'

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:55 pm
by Falkyrn
The "owner" is the person who actually purchased the lair (burial plot) while it often refers to a member of the immediate family it is not necessary it may even refer to the deceased.
As an example I have one where several children from different families are buried but the lair owner is their grandfather who was buried elsewhere.