The First Burial in Priory Road Cemetery

Sarah Philpott

Sarah Philpott (Daughter of John and Sarah Philpott) was the second person to be buried at Priory Road Cemetery.

Her burial took place on the 10th January 1855, aged 71 years. Her grave was also the first bricked grave and the plot was in consecrated ground.

Sarah had a servant, so must have been wealthy. Her occupation was stated as ‘fundholder’. Her grave was the first grave to be purchased and in perpetuity.





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