Hartshill Cemetery (reflecting the values of Victorian Society)

 

 

The Registrar and Sexton  [and 1891 census returns]

 

There was a lodge at each entrance to the cemetery from Queens Road - the southern lodge for the cemetery sexton, the northern lodge for the cemetery registrar. The registrarís lodge also contained the cemetery office which was fitted with a large safe for the registers and deed books. 


When the cemetery committee advertised for a registrar in May 1884 there were 99 applicants for the position. Mr W H Geen was appointed at a salary of £75 per annum with his residence free of rent, rates and taxes. The salary was later increased to £80 (in 1901), £90 in 1903, and £100 in 1907. 

In the 1891 census returns the occupiers of the two lodges were recorded as:

 

 

Queens Road [Registrar's Lodge]:

Name Position Status Age Employment Place of Birth
William H Geen Head Married 60 Stoke Borough Cemetery Registrar Somerset, Dunster
Elizabeth Geen Wife Married 62 Kent, Dover
Emily Geen Daughter Single 34 Staffs, Tunstall
Elizabeth Geen Daughter Single 27 Elementary Schoolmistress Staffs, Newcastle
Annie Geen Daughter Single 25 Elementary Schoolmistress Staffs, Fenton
Annie Geen Dau-in-Law Married 29 Lancs, Manchester
Wilfred Geen Grandson Single 2 Lancs, Manchester

Queens Road [Sexton's Lodge]:

Name Position Status Age Employment Place of Birth
William Wright Head Married 53 Sexton - Borough Cemetery Staffs, Tittensor
Mary Wright Wife Married 43 Staffs, Hulme End

 

 


  


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