Morrinsville Old Cemetery Free Space page

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Morrinsville Historic Cemetery

This is a Free-Space page to record the memorials and interments at Morrinsville Old Cemetery, which is signposted by the Council as Morrinsville Historic Cemetery. Morrinsville is 33km north east of Hamilton in the Waikato.

The cemetery is located at 412 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Matamata-Piako District, Waikato, New Zealand, and is surrounded on two sides by housing. A new road has been constructed beside the cemetery for access to new housing that is being built in 2018 and 2019. This cemetery is closed for interments except for already purchased plots. Access is only by foot, as the road front gate is chained unless prior arrangement is made.

Morrinsville serves as 1 of the main town centres of New Zealand's dairy farming areas. The region around the town is sometimes described as among the most intensively farmed areas in the world, from where it gets its town slogan 'cream of the country'. The town is named after Samuel and Thomas Morrin, early settlers who purchased the land as an estate and founded the town to house the estate's workers.

The Morrinsville Museum has done an excellent job of ensuring headstones have been photographed and interments are documented on their website at Morrinsville Museum page on Old Cemetery Thames St. Image copies are available from the museum at a charge, and can be emailed. Note that not all burials have a headstone or a photo. In addition, the Matamata-Piako District Council has headstone photos and details on their online searchable database. Many entries show cause of death. In addition a list of memorials can be found on the Find-a-Grave database. See the page for Morrinsville Old Cemetery on Find-a-Grave.

Cemetery "to do" list

Assistance is needed for: -

  1. photographing headstones and memorials
  2. tagging photos of headstones and memorials with the cemetery space name
  3. transcribing memorials
  4. creating profiles for those interred or memorialised at Morrinsville Cemetery (some listed in the table and not yet created) and linking them to the wider tree
  5. categorising existing profiles of those interred at Morrinsville Cemetery to ensure they appear under the cemetery category
  6. adding profiles and information to the sortable table of interments
  7. checking the table for missing information and/or errors
  8. re-checking the table periodically for new or amended information

Progress tracking

Currently in the table there are:

  • 10 entries in the table; 9 profiles linked; 4 transcriptions; 3 photos linked. Note that FindaGrave currently has 745 entries, so there is some catching up to do!Irwin-2099 03:01, 31 December 2018 (UTC)


Below is a sortable table of interments and memorials for Morrinsville Old Cemetery. ILMO in the transcriptions is an abbreviation of "In Loving Memory Of". Not all interments or headstones have images or transcriptions possible.

Sortable table of Memorials and Interments
ABERCROMBIEWalter Goodwin18671943 Oct 2276Headstone Section, Block V, Plot 20 To be transcribedTo be uploaded
ABERCROMBIEElizabeth Jane18701934 Jan 2964Headstone Section, Block V, Plot 20 To be transcribedTo be uploaded
JACKSONFrederick William18811931 Jul 0450Headstone Section, Block C, Plot 21 ILMO Frederick WIlliam beloved husband of Mary Jackson died 4 July 1931 aged 50 years. 'Until the day break and the shadows flee away'Jackson FW
MANNIONNora Ellen1893 Nov 201943 May 1849Headstone Section, Block C, Plot 22 To be transcribedMannion B & NE
MANNIONTimothy Edward18531927 Mar 1674Headstone Section, Block B, Plot 22 Pray for the soul of TImothy beloved husband of Bridget Mannion died 16 March 1927 aged 74 years. RIPTo be uploaded
MANNIONJames Fergal19031923 Feb 0720Headstone Section, Block B, Plot 15 Pray for the soul of James Fergal Mannion, beloved son of T and B Mannionaged 20 years. RIPTo be uploaded
MANNIONBridget Agnesxx1921 Feb 0826Headstone Section, Block B, Plot 17 No HeadstoneNo image
MANNIONJohn Michael1893 Apr 161893 Oct 106 mthsHeadstone Section, Block A, Plot 6 No HeadstoneNo image
MANNIONBridget1863 Jan 131944 Jan 3081Headstone Section, Block C, Plot 22To be transcribedMannion B & NE
MANNIONWilliamxx1924 Jun 2974Headstone Section, Block B, Plot 18 ILMO William Mannion died 29 June 1924 aged 74 years. RIPTo be uploaded

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