Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/GC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: GENERAL CEMETERY COMPANY, KENSAL GREEN
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): General Cemetery Company | Kensal Green
Between 1832 and 1847 Parliament authorised the establishment of eight commercial cemetery companies in the vicinity of London. The insanitary and indecent conditions in the existing overcrowded metropolitan graveyards were the motivating forces. The General Cemetery Company at Kensal Green, North Kensington, was the first of these. The company was established in 1830 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament of 1832. To obviate the opposition of the metropolitan clergy, a fee was paid to the incumbent of the parish in which each body originated.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the General Cemetery Company, Kensal Green, 1830-1930, including correspondence; papers relating to shares; financial accounts; bonds; grants, transfers and declarations of ownership of grave spaces; burial registers (1842-1850 only, other registers are held at Kensal Green Cemetery) and accounts of fees paid to incumbents of various parishes for persons removed from their parishes for interment in cemetery.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in 1979
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009