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Graves & Memorials in St. John's

Jill Ashby has taken photographs of all the gravestones in St. John's, Lemsford churchyard. These can be searched by surname and viewed at her web-site She has also photographed other churchyards and War Memorials in mid-Hertfordshire. The surname search covers all her records. Click Here to view site

Leading member Doreen Wright has spent time in updating St John’s Graveyard Records. Below are links to Various documents.

In the information I sent you regarding the unnamed graves I also sent the information on Alfred Rumenap whose body was exhumed and reburied in the German War cemetery.I was curious to find out a little more about him and how he died so I ordered his death certificate.

I have attached the copy of the certificate, he was living at the H.A.E.C Hostel Lemsford, I have no Idea what the H.A.E.C stands for. He was cycling to work and was involved in a road accident and died of his injuries in St. Albans Hospital. Click Here to View Certificate

1. Unmarked Graves North & South Church yard
2. Surname order of Unmarked Graves
3. All Unmarked and M.I.S Graves
4. Garden of remembrance
5. Alfred Rumenap 1927 to 1948 also 1962

Further information about the inscriptions on the gravestones can be found in the Lemsford Local History Group booklet No. 4. “St John the Evangelist, Lemsford Memorial Inscriptions”. To order a booklet please Email with your order. The cost is £2.50 plus postage and packing.s

The Families of Lemsford

  1. The Cochrane Family

    A leading Member of our History group Shirley Knapp has researched her family the Cochranes. She has provide images , articles and many wonderful memories

    1. The Tully Family

      The Tully family are a special interest to one of our leading member Doreen Wright. The find out her interest, read her article on William Henry Gardiner.

    2. The Eagle Family

      Bob Eagles a regular member of the group has produced many memories of the Eagle family. He has produce images and family trees that we have open to the public via our website.

      1. The Bunnage Family

        Dr Julie Moore from Hertfordshire University who enjoys our meetings and has helped the group to understand the input the university in the local community with her website, Herts Memories. She has connections with the Bunnages via her husband.

  2. The Wren Family

    The Wren's - The Wren’s of Lemsford go back to 1851 according our records. The family always flock to our display at the fete and have provided us with images and memories. During our research for WW1 we uncovered the contribution to the war effort.:

  3. The Brown Family

    A good friend of the group Jack Brown sent us his memories of his grandfather ‘ The Victorian Gamekeeper’ A member of the group who designs websites built a site to record all of his article about his uncle Ernie Brown landlord of the Chequers (The Crooked Chimney) and life in Cromer Hyde. The site is called H.J.Browm Memories of Cromer Hyde

  4. The Flitney Family

    The first Flitney recorded in our Archives is Daniel aged 35 in the 1840 Census. He had a wife, Sarah (30) and sons George & Joseph. One of the established families who made the Parish of Lemsford so special.

Areas That Make Up lemsford Parish