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Im trying to find burial place of Bartholomew Frederick Cottom

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I'm trying to find burial place of Bartholomew Frederick Cottom born 1812 Preston, Lancashire and died in Shepparton 1908 and if there is a marker on his grave.


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I'm sorry but the only record of a death of a Bartholomew Cottom (any spelling) was in 1915. Here is the index listing.


Name: COTTAM, Bartholomew

Registration district: Preston
County: Lancashire

Year of registration: 1915

Quarter of registration: pr-May-Jun

Age at death:66

Volume no: 8E

Page no: 670


Could this be the right person?


Thanks for getting back to me,




Customer: replied 4 years ago.

According to Digger Edwardian index he died in Shton in 1908. Reg no 7619. Spelling is correct. Mothers name Mary Ann Keating, father's name Jno.

Well, there is no civil listing of his death in 1908. Here is a list of all people named Cottom who died in 1908 anywhere in England.

COTTOMAliceEnglandWarwickshire, Birmingham1908
COTTOMEthel EmmaEnglandLancashire, Prescot1908
COTTOMGeorgeEnglandLancashire, Chorley1908
COTTOMHenryEnglandLancashire, Oldham1908
COTTOMJaneEnglandNorthumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne1908
COTTOMJaneEnglandNorthumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne1908 VIEW
COTTOMJohnEnglandLancashire, Oldham1908 VIEW
COTTOMLouisaEnglandStaffordshire, Wolverhampton1908 VIEW
COTTOMWilliam HicksonEnglandNorthumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne1908 VIEW

Here are the ones named Cottam in the first part of the alphabet:


Note that there were none in Shepparton, Surrey:


Last nameFirst namesSortCountry of registrationPlaceRegistered year
COTTAMAdamEnglandLancashire, Lancaster1908
COTTAMAliceEnglandLancashire, Haslingden1908
COTTAMAliceEnglandLancashire, Preston1908
COTTAMAmy MayEnglandMiddlesex, Hendon1908
COTTAMCatherine LucyEnglandYorkshire, Rotherham1908
COTTAMEliasEnglandLancashire, Barrow in Furness1908
COTTAMElizabethEnglandYorkshire, Rotherham1908
COTTAMElizabethEnglandStaffordshire, Leek1908
COTTAMElizabethEnglandYorkshire, Halifax1908
COTTAMEllenEnglandCheshire, Stockport1908
COTTAMEllenEnglandLancashire, Chorley1908
COTTAMEllen SarahEnglandMiddlesex, Hendon1908
COTTAMEmmaEnglandNottinghamshire, Southwell1908
COTTAMEstherEnglandNottinghamshire, Worksop1908
COTTAMEthelEnglandLancashire, Burnley1908
COTTAMXXXXX XXXXXEnglandNottinghamshire, Nottingham1908
COTTAMGeorgeEnglandLincolnshire, Gainsborough1908
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Bartholomew Cottom was a convict so I presumed the Shepparton mentioned is in Victoria Australia.

That does make a difference! I will see if there is a death record for him in Victoria. Burial records are almost never online.

I found the index listing for his death in Victoria and it was in 1908.

You can order a copy of the image from the Victoria Department of Justice. Sometimes they will include the burial information and sometimes they don't. You can search the index here:


It will give you the index listing for $0.99. Each image of a death certificate costs $20.00 and each official copy costs $28.60 paid directly to the Victoria Department of Justice.


As is the usual case, there is no online information about where he was buried.


Please let me know if you have questions.



Best regards,



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