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This site contains files of memorial inscriptions for Everton Cemetery. There are three files, one for each of Consecrated, General and Roman Catholic sections. Each inscription has a unique entry number, and shows the section number and grave number as well as a transcription of the inscription. The inscriptions are in entry number order. These files replicate the contents of hard copy files which have been provided to records offices.
There is also an index of all surnames which appear in inscriptions. This includes section number, grave number and the unique entry number. On this site the index has been split into separate files by first letter of surname. There is also an index file for ‘no name’ for entries where it has not been possible to allocate a surname or a surname in English.
To search for a memorial inscription, first open the relevant index file and scroll down or use your browser's search facility to access the entries for the surname of interest. Note the denomination, section and entry numbers. Then open each relevant denomination file in turn and scroll down or use your browser's search facility to access the inscription(s) - note that these are in entry number sequence.
How do you interpret the index? The first interment in the Consecrated sections according to the registers was on 21st July 1880 and was of an Ann BRAY who was 52 years old and it was in section 35, plot number 426. Her entry in the index appears as:-
BRAY C.35 426 4146
The first item obviously enough is the surname. There is a separate entry for every different surname that appears on the head-stone.
The index is big enough already and it would just not be practicable to start trying to record every person by their first name so more than one BRAY may be buried in this particular grave. Do remember that just because a name appears on a head-stone the person may not necessarily be buried there. The entry might commemorate a death overseas, at sea or, of course, a war death.
The remaining items in the index refer to the section, in this case C.35 means Consecrated Section 35. The number 426 is the official grave number which appears on the section plan and will help you establish where the grave is. The final number, i.e. 4146, is our consecutive entry number in the transcriptions.
In almost every case the inscription on a head-stone is in capital letters. All the inscriptions have, however, been transcribed using lower case. This is for presentational reasons only but the surnames are shown in capital letters to make them stand out.