8 thoughts on “St John’s Anglican Church, Launceston

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    Kylie Bull

    May 20, 2017 at 10:07am

    My relative Elizabeth Wilson had her funeral at St John’s Launceston on 3 January 1871. Do you have any idea where she is likely to be buried? Did St John’s have its own cemetery? Thanks Kylie

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      Monissa Whiteley

      May 20, 2017 at 10:15am

      Most likely she’d be buried in either the Charles St General Cemetery or the Anglican cemetery in Cypress St.

      Neither has any headstones. There are various burial records for Charles St (linked in the post). I’m not sure about Cypress St. I put what I did know in reply to a comment on that post.

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        Wendy Burbury

        September 9, 2018 at 7:10am

        Records say that my ancestor Thomas Whyte was buried at St Johns Church, Launceston according to the church register died 1826.

        Do you know if there was a burial ground at the church as well as or before Cypress St?

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          Monissa Whiteley

          September 9, 2018 at 7:26am

          The earlier burial ground was on High Street (http://monissa.com/ccphotos/site-of-burial-ground-launceston/) I haven’t been able to find much about it, including when it actually closed. Presumably in the 1820s, once the Cypress St site was in use. Unless you find evidence to the contrary, if it says he was buried at St John’s church after 1823, I’d say it means Cypress Street.

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    Chris BAKER

    May 6, 2019 at 10:44pm

    I have an ancestor, William Ashton, who, according to documents was buried in 1829 at St John’s, Launceston, County of Cornwall, Port Dalrymple.
    Can you tell me if there, is a graveyard there, and are there any headstones or markings?

    Many Thanks

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    Sally Douglas

    May 27, 2020 at 2:09am

    My ancestor John Sevior was buried at St John’s Launceston in late 1836. But it could have been in early 1837. A newspaper report of 1848 said that he headstone was broken by cattle rubbing against it. Where would his burial site have been please?

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