Launceston Cemeteries

Carr Villa, Kings Meadows
Launceston general cemetery 1905+; still operating
Records

Charles Street (Mulgrave Square), upper Charles St
Launceston general cemetery 1841-1925; now park

Church of England, York & High St
prior to 1826, built over

Cypress St Church of England, Newstead
1822-1929; now sportsfields

Catholic, Connaught Crescent, Glen Dhu
c1828-1925; now bowls club

Friends, Peddar St, South Launceston
1840s-?; now houses

Scotch Cemetery (Presbyterian), High St
1835-1925; now park

Jewish, South St, Invermay
1840s-1890s, now park

Prisoners’ Burial Ground, Peel St, Glen Dhu
1846-1870s, now park

St Peters Anglican, St Leonards Rd, St Leonards
1847+; headstones around church

Wesleyan/Methodist, Station Rd, St Leonards
1846-1962; headstones around former church

Congregational, Westbury Rd, Prospect
1867-1995; headstones around church (External link)

St James, Hobart Rd, Franklin Village
1843-?; headstones around church

Smallpox cemeteries
1887 Barclay Place, Mowbray
1903 Quarantine Rd, Kings Meadows

 

 

8 thoughts on “Launceston Cemeteries

  1. my great grandparents married in launceston at york st chapel, in 1855-56, is there any way to find out where they lived at that time. i.e. census. they came to nz in early 1869, they are john clair and catherine mcmillan, they had three daughters before they came to nz and one of them is buried in the launceston cemetery, thanks

    • The council published assessment rolls annually starting in the 1850s which, except for the earliest ones, list the occupier of the property. However, they’re sorted by street and they’re not available online. They also don’t have street numbers until late int he century because there weren’t any, but it’s usually possible to work out the location from the known buildings.

      So, if you have a street you could get someone to look them up for you. (I note the birth for one of their children has them in Cimitiere St, that might be a place to start.) Also, it’s worth searching the newspapers on Trove for the names, as that sometimes gives their street, particularly is there is trouble with neighours.

      • If you contact the Launceston Reference Library with your query, they will happily look them up for you. They have all of the Launceston Assessment rolls printed out. As mentioned before, the street numbers changed a few times in the 1800’s before becoming what they are now in the early 1900’s if I remember correctly. The staff should certainly be able to track your relations and the house by its location within the street and adjoining landmark buildings eg. pubs. Their email is launceston.reference@education.tas.gov.au

  2. Major Harvey Welman’s daughter married Captain Owen Ward at Holy Trinity Launceston on 25th May 1847. Harvey Welman died on 3rd May 1869 aged 86. How can I find out where he is buried as family members from the UK are visiting Tasmania in October 2017. Is he buried in a graveyard at Holy Trinity Church??

  3. I am trying to find out any information about my Great-grandfather Samuel Box, who was transported from England in 1850 and died in Launceston on 7th February 1894 aged 80.I would lke to know where he is buried but have had no luck so far. My friends are visiting Tasmania in September 2017.

    • Have you tried asking in one of the Tasmanian family history online groups? (Facebook or mailing lists.)

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