Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/4/2007

Friends of Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth

On 31st March 1854 the Portsmouth Burials Board held it’s first meeting with the Rev. J Poulett McGhie (vicar) as Chairman and Charles Bettesworth Hellard (solicitor) the clerk of committee. The committee was convened following the passing of the 1853 Burials Act which provided that all Councils should administer their own cemeteries. for more click here

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