Bunhill Fields

Long before 1549 when the first wagon load of bones was delivered for burial from the overflowing charnel house in St. Paul's Churchyard, the field had been given the name Bone Hill. Between 1665, when the City Corporation acquired it, to its closure in 1852, 120,000 were buried there including many non-conformists, since the ground was never consecrated. Among the tombs are those of William Blake (1757-1827), John Bunyan (1628-88), Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles (1669-1742)... In the adjoining Quaker yard is the grave of the founder of the Society of Friends, George Fox (1624-91).

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After Bunhill Fields closed, many non-conformist families used Abney Park cemetery, Stoke Newington, Hackney, mentioned in the Clist narrative as the final resting-place of Josephine Thurtell-Murray, d. aged 23.

Research so far (see http://www.cam.org/~hopkde/search.html) has yielded only three Kraushaars in Abney Park, with unusual spellings, including John Matthew (son of Thomas Henry), who died in 1926 at age 92.