Search the inscriptions
This site contains files of memorial inscriptions for Bootle 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 row 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. Individual grave numbers have not been included as it has not been possible to access the relevant records (see 'About the cemetery' for more information). There is also an index of all surnames which appear in inscriptions. This includes section number, row number and the unique entry number. 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 inscriptiontion 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.
Alternatively you could skip the index and just use your browser's search facility to search each of the three inscription files.
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 person with the same surname may be buried in this particular grave. Please note 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. As of this date an index of the burials in this cemetery is not in the public domain.
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.