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Photo of John William Tomlinson's grave, Nottingham Road cemetery, Derby

John William Tomlinson's grave,
Nottingham Road cemetery, Derby.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.




Steatham Research - Cemeteries


Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby.

The urgent need for more burial space for the city of Derby prompted the formation of the Derby Burial Board in 1853, and led to the establishment of the first municipal cemetery in Derby.

The cemetery originally occupied 32 acres of land. The buildings were designed by Henry Isaac Stevens FRIBA (1806-73), an acclaimed Derby architect. The cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield in April 1855, and opened on 1 May 1855, in 1895, the Corporation took over the cemetery from the Derby Burial Board.

Many of the monuments in the cemetery were executed by Joseph Barlow Robinson (1821-83) who worked as a carver for Pugin & Barry on the Palace of Westminster.

Further extensions to the cemetery occurred in 1921 and 1936.

This is the place that Josiah Steatham a grandson of Robert Steatham, via Moses Steatham his father, choose to buried with his Son in Law John William Tomlinson.

The postal address is:-

Nottingham Road Cemetery,
Nottingham Rd,
Derby,
DE21 6FN.

See at bottom of page for plan.




John William Tomlinson's grave - Cross Detail,
Nottingham Road cemetery, Derby.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.



In the 1911 census taken on Sunday the 2nd April, we see living at the house of a John William Tomlinson, at 75 Park Grove, Derby, the following:-

Josiah Steatham aged 68, Fitter [Working on his own account], (who was grandson of Robert Steatham, via Moses Steatham his father), with his, Margaret Louise Steatham, aged 70.

The head of the household is their Son in Law, John William Tomlinson, aged 41, Ironmonger, and his wife, Mary Louisa Tomlinson aged 41, who is Josiah Steathamís daughter.

Also present in the house is John and Mary's children, John Alfred Tomlinson aged 11, and Gervase William Tomlinson aged 9.

Interestingly we have mentioned a Margaret Louisa Steatham [Niece - visitor] aged 4.



John William Tomlinson's grave - front panel.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.


The grave, number 49891, was purchased by John William Tomlinson on ? the 14th November 1911, for his oldest son John Alfred Tomlinson, born on ? the 4th June 1899, who had died aged 12, on ? the 13th November 1911, and was buried 3 days later on ? the 16th November 1911.

A week later on ? the 24th November 1911, John William Tomlinson, purchased the adjoining grave, number 59780.

John himself dies, aged 76, on ? the 25th January 1946, and is buried on ? the 30th January 1946, in grave number 49891, with his Son and In Laws.

Maria Louisa Tomlinson, dies aged 82, on ? the 7th November 1951, and is buried on ? the 9th November 1951, in grave number 49891, joining her husband, son, and parents.

/In Loving Remeberance of/
/JOHN ALFRED TOMLINSON/
/BORN JUNE 4th 1899,/
/AT REST NOVEMBER 13th 1911./
/AlSO JOHN WILLIAM TOMLINSON/
/AT REST JAN 25th 1946 AGED 76 YEARS/
/ALSO MARY LOUISA TOMLINSON HIS WIFE/
/AT REST NOV. 7th 1951, AGED 82 YEARS/





John William Tomlinson's grave - left panel.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.



Josiah Steatham dies, aged 77, on ? the 6th August 1920, and is buried on ? the 11th August 1920, in grave number 49891, along with his grandson.

Just under 13 years later Harriet Steatham dies aged 93, on ? the 20th April 1934, and is buried on ? the 25th April 1934, in grave number 49891.

The additional grave, number ????, that John William Tomlinson purchased for his parents is now filled, and that grave does not have any more occupants.

/JOSIAH STEATHAM/
/AT REST AUGUST 8th 1920/
AGED 77 YEARS/
/ALSO of HARRIET STEATHAM/
/AT REST APRIL 20th 1934/
/AGED 93 YEARS/



John William Tomlinson's grave - right panel.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.



John William Tomlinson's father, Jabez Tomlinson, dies aged 67, on ? the 3rd April 1912, and is buried on ? the 7th April 1911, along side his grandson, in the grave his son purchased, grave number 49780.

Then John William Tomlinson's mother, Sarah Tomlinson, dies aged 77, on ? the 9th November 1921, and is buried with her husband Jabez Tomlinson, on ? the 14th November 1921, in grave number 49780.

The cemetery records say the grave will "Hold another". So I assume both graves would have held six persons, so the adjoining grave for John's parents still technically has room for four more people!

/JABEZ TOMLINSON,/
/AT REST APRIL 3rd 1912,/
/AGED 67 YEARS/
/ALSO of SARAH TOMLINSON/
/AT REST NOVEMBER 9th 1921,/
/AGED 77 YEARS./



John William Tomlinson's grave.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.


The two grave plots 49891, and ??????, were covered with one memorial headstone.

Here we see Bob Caldwell, and his daughter standing by the grave.

Bob is the grandson of Alfred Steatham, who was the first son of Josiah Steatham, who is buried here.

Josiah Steatham was of course a grandson of Robert Steatham.

Note - On the front strip of the surround for the memorial are the words,
/"FATHER IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING LEAVE WE NOW OUR LOVED ONES SLEEPING."/



Plan of Nottingham Road, Derby.

Copyright 2011 - Nigel James Wright.




Marked (in red) on the plan of the Cemetery are the significant Steatham areas as listed below:-

1 John William Tomlinson Grave number/s 49891 and ?????



To view the Cemetery in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby.



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