Where would my Grandfather be buried Henry Knights 1887 - abt. 1955

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Where would my Grandfather be buried Henry Knights 1887 - abt. 1955 i have looked all over to find his grave


Linda Belham
WikiTree profile: Henry Knights
in Genealogy Help by Linda Fox G2G Rookie (220 points)

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Could this be him ?

Henry Knights died 23 Sep 1955 on the Bramford to Blakenham road near his residence at Lodge Farm Cottages, Great Blakenham, Suffolk, England.  This is near Ipswich.

The probate calendar entry is here: https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=Knights&yearOfDeath=1957#calendar

The death registration gives his age at death as 69:

Deaths Dec 1955   (>99%)
KNIGHTS  Henry  69  Gipping  4b 723
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Thank you so much this is my grandfather  so is he buried in Gipping please.


Linda smiley

Gipping is just the name of the registration district ( for his death ) which includes Great Blakenham.

I haven't found a burial record, but Great Blakenham is near Ipswich, so they are the places I would suggest to look in first.

Thank you so much for your help much appreciated  I have Henry’s death certificate he was killed on the side of the road coroners report then cancelled and another hearing for more information x



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Hi Linda,

Sometimes it's best to start with what else can be proven.

Your Henry Knights may be recorded on England and Wales Census, 1891...


"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FGW-CT2 : 3 May 2019), Henry Knight in household of Henry Knight, Bungay, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Suffolk county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

If this is him, then perhaps it will give you a starting place for researching him? I find that tracing Censuses can provide heaps of data including where they were last recorded.

Last point; I've found it a nice surprise when I've located a British cemetery or burial record. They are out there but not always.

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