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I am searching for the burial place of Albert Binley who died in May 1916 aged 13 months. The Binley Family lived in the gate lodge of Newcastle Hospital from 1898 to 1936 or 1937. Albert died at home and I have been unable to find a burial location for him. Any help appreciated.

Paul Binley

Thursday 15th April 2021, 10:10AM

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  • Hi Paul, I have forwarded your query to a volunteer whom we hope can help.

    Best wishes, Denise, IrelandXO


    Wednesday 26th May 2021, 08:13AM
  • Hi Paul. our volunteer has offered the following information


    Binley/Loftus Newcastle burial records for child Albert - based on the 1911 census and the birth of Albert the family lived at Killadreenan townland, which is also the location as the Newcastle T.B. Hospital, this townland is between the towns of Newcastle and Newtownmountkennedy village. The graveyard most commonly used in the area at the time is also in the same townland, and is on the site of old church ruins (already in ruins by the early 1800s), this church was formerly the Church of Ireland parish Church for the area before the newer church was built close to Newcastle village -  a later Church of Ireland Chapel of Ease was built in NewtownmountKennedy. The graveyard was  shared by both Catholics and Protestants and the most likely burial location for Albert, but unfortunately Catholic burials would not generally be noted in Church of Ireland registers - the more 'recent' (i.e. after 1880) Newcastle CofI registers are held by the Parish. It might be worth checking the local Catholic Parish - St. Joseph's Newtownmountkennedy, to see if they were keeping death/burial records at the time. Killadrennan graveyard is included in Cantwell's transcripts, but he only covers up to the 1880s. I've assisted with previous research in this area (I think including at least one on IRLXO message board), but as far as I remember nobody had any success sourcing burials for Catholics in this area for the 1800s or early 1900s.


    Wednesday 26th May 2021, 03:52PM