Memorial Inscriptions from Everton Cemetery, Liverpool
Rob and Rose Anderson
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Everton Cemetery is a relatively small cemetery. For some reason it is known as Everton Cemetery even though it is not in the Liverpool district of Everton. In the early burial registers it is shown as Fazackerley Cemetery which would be correct. Many of the sections are not in use and are just open spaces and many, especially the General ones are overgrown and inaccessible behind shrubs and trees.

The first interment took place at 2 p.m. on the 21st July 1880.

The cemetery is divided into three distinct denominations and each of them contains a number of different sections. They are:-

Consecrated Sections 1 to 38. These are the Church of England Sections..
General Sections 1 to 44. These are essentially the many non-conformist religions.
Roman Catholic Sections 1 to 26.

Many of the Consecrated sections have not as yet been used and are just open spaces. Consecrated sections 32 through to 38 contain many large flat rectangular stones that were removed from some of the city churches. Unfortunately all of these have now sunk well below the turf and it is just not possible or practicable to attempt to dig away the soil and turf and try and record them. From what little can be seen of what is visible it is evident that they have been badly affected by the weather and the inscriptions are in a bad state - they are probably lost forever.

Many of the higher numbered General sections are inaccessible. They do not appear to have been used and are heavily overgrown and behind the trees at the top end of the cemetery. Some of the General sections have been changed in use - section 42 for instance now appears to be used as what is described as ‘Mohammedan’ and section 38 has expanded into a large ‘Chinese’ Section incorporating original sections 39 and 40. In the General Sections there are many stones with Welsh inscriptions which have been particularly difficult and we have done our best with them.

Although the Roman Catholic sections number from 1 through to 26 for some reason sections 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 14, 19, 21, 24 and 25 do not appear to exist.

Please note that the site only includes what is shown on headstones and does not comprise a register of all the burials in the cemetery. As of the date of writing an index of the burials in this cemetery does not exist. The original burial registers for this cemetery are available for inspection on micro-film at the Liverpool Reference Library. The entries in the registers are just in date order so you will either need to know what you are looking for or you will have a lot of hard work.

A few notes:

The consecrated sections: the first interment was in Consecrated Section 35, plot number 426. This took place at 2 p.m. on the 21st July 1880. It was of an Ann BRAY who was 52 years old. According to the order books it was actually one of two interments that took place at that time but Ann was number 1 in the book.
The general sections: the first interment, according to the order books, was at 11 am on 29th July 1880 and was of an Alice Mabel Frances WILKINSON who was 15 months old and it took place in General section 24 plot number 220. There is nothing there now. You should also be aware that some of the General sections have head-stones that have been moved from the Liverpool Necropolis.    
The Roman Catholic sections: the first interment in the Roman Catholic sections, according to the order books, was at 2 p.m. on 2nd August 1880 and was of an Elizabeth BARTON, aged 77 years and it took place in Roman Catholic section 1 plot number 489. Nothing is there now.
A note of caution. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy do not rely on what we have recorded. If possible check the inscription yourself. It is just too easy to make a mistake between recording the inscription and typing it up. Some of the stones are easier to read than others and many are showing signs of weathering. In the General Sections there are many stones with Welsh inscriptions - these have been particularly difficult and we have done our best with them. I have done my best to be accurate but I am sure errors and mistakes have been made and for those I apologise. If you find any errors please let us know.

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