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Our Data on Find My Past

The data from research by our members has been published in booklets, on floppy disks and on CD. We are now converting this data to a format suitable for searching via Find My Past.

Searching on Find My Past requires a subscription, purchase of a voucher, or using the free access available at many public libraries.

William Waylett, Male Midwife of Lydd

Waylett lived from 1729 to 1815 and between 1757 and 1815 he delivered 2495 babies in Lydd and the surrounding parishes on Romney Marsh. The data was transcribed from a manuscript in the Wellcome Library, London, by David Burgess. Unfortunately, the majority of the records are recorded without the first names of either the mother or child. Mothers in the original were recorded with their husbands’ names (e.g. Mrs John Smith). Each result will provide you with a transcript. The amount of available information varies, but will include Last name, Birth date, Gender, Place, details of the pregnancy, delivery, number of births to the mother, and payment for services.

Cheriton Road Cemetery Monumental Inscription Name Index

This is a name index only to the Cheriton Road Cemetery memorials compiled from recently discovered details recorded in 1980s and subsequently lost. Since then some memorials have been vandalised or otherwise rendered illegible, making this a valuable resource.

Cheriton Road Cemetery is a Victorian cemetery, dating back to the mid-1850s. The first burial took place in 1856, and there are approximately 15,000 graves in the cemetery. Among these are 43 war graves, dating from 1914 to 1921, and a memorial to members of the Machine Gun Corps and one for the 284 sailors on the German ship Grosser Kurfurst that sunk in 1878. In some instances, the individual may only be commemorated on a memorial and not, in fact, buried there. Each result will offer you a transcript with all or some of the following details: First name(s), Last name, Death date, area within the cemetery: consecrated (Anglican) or unconsecrated, and section number and grave number.

If you have found details on FMP, in most cases we have images of the original notebooks used to record the details off the gravestone, which may include ages, places and others commemorated on the grave. Send an e-mail with the details from FMP to Cheriton@folkfhs.org.uk and we will provide the image where possible.

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