Launceston Cemeteries

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

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



17 thoughts on “Launceston Cemeteries

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    valerie aitchison

    February 13, 2017 at 5:45am

    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

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      Monissa Whiteley

      February 13, 2017 at 9:04am

      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.

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        Dianne Cassidy

        July 20, 2017 at 4:59am

        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

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    Jane Thomas

    May 13, 2017 at 4:26pm

    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??

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        Dianne Cassidy

        July 20, 2017 at 4:32am

        He is definitely buried in the old Cypress Street Cemetery in section A, Mr Welman’s ground. I am researching this cemetery, ready to publish in about 6 months the listing of burials

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          robert mcdonald

          October 1, 2017 at 8:29am

          hi are there any records of burials at the cypress st cemetery.i am trying to verify that joseph howard hodges was buried at this cemetery 7/9/1894. he died the previous day.
          his funeral notice says it was leaving the Launceston railway station for burial 7/9 /1894
          thank you

          • Monissa Whiteley

            October 3, 2017 at 1:45am

            Burials in the Parish of Holy Trinity in the County of Cornwall Tasmania in the year 1894:

            Joseph H. Hodges
            No. 2781
            Abode: New Norfolk
            When buried: 9 September 1894
            Age: 40
            Professin: Smelter
            Ceremony performed by: W.H. Webster

            (From register held at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston)

          • robert mcdonald

            October 30, 2018 at 9:37am

            Can you tell me which cemetery that Joseph Howard Hodges was buried.

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          Jane Thomas

          October 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

          Thank you. Is it marked Section A Mr Welman’s ground. My niece will be visiting Launceston from the UK shortly. Do you know if Welman Street in Launceston is named after Major Harvey Welman. He lived in York Street.

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          Jane Thomas

          October 16, 2017 at 2:32pm

          Thank you Do you know if two of his children are also buried in this cemetery – Donaldson John Harvey Welman who died 25th October 1838 aged 8 and Caroline Eliza who died on 21st August 1866.

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    Chris Goldthorpe

    July 27, 2017 at 11:15pm

    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.

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      Monissa Whiteley

      July 27, 2017 at 11:31pm

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

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    Brian Johnson

    May 3, 2018 at 4:24pm

    Hello ,
    i am trying to find a death date and burial place for a Mary Ann HARRIS ( nee ROBERTSON ) born about 1850 Brighton Tas , possibly died before her husband William Thomas or Thomas William HARRIS ( 1923 ) cant find record of her at Carr VIlla so assuming she may have been buried in Charles St cemetery ?? Any help gratefully appreciated .
    Btw for some reason i couldnt get into the online records

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    sandra moffatt

    May 30, 2018 at 8:32pm

    Charlotte (Macdonald) Smith (1809-1838) and her husband John Grant Smith (d.1885) and their spinster daughter Amelia Macdonald Smith (1834-1910) were buried in the Scotch cemetery (now a park) Are there still headstones? I’d like to know if there are burial records and/or lair records…or how I can get a photo of the grave, if it exists.

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    robert mcdonald

    October 30, 2018 at 9:33am

    Re Joseph howard Hodges
    Thank you for you great info.Can you tell me which cemetery he was buried at,

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      Marion Sargent

      December 17, 2018 at 10:24am

      HJ Hodges was buried in the Church of England cemetery in Cypress Street, Newstead. He died at the Mental Asylum in New Norfolk on 6/9/1894. His occupation was listed as smelter of 20 Elphin Road, Launceston.

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