Deceased Online the central database for UK burials and creations is an ever growing and useful site to use in your ancestral search. The following informational entry is written on the site. If you take time to explore you’ll find a lot more:
“It has to be one of those really good pub quiz questions: which English town has two Church of Scotland churches? It’s not Berwick-upon-Tweed (whose football team play in the Scottish league); it’s not any of the border towns and it’s not London which does have two CoS churches but, of course, is a city.
The town that matches the UK capital’s CoS church count has a population of just 53,000, is buried in deepest Northamptonshire in the heart of the English Midlands and is recorded as ‘Kori’s by’ in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Corby, as it is now known, has been linked with iron production for thousands of years and became one of the UK’s premier steel towns in the 1930’s. Stewarts and Lloyds constructed a large iron stone and steelworks in 1934/5 and soon migrant workers from, especially, the west coast of Scotland and Ireland were flocking to what then became ‘England’s largest village’.
The Wikipedia entry for Corby considers in some detail the Scottish influence on the town and notes that although it is some 220 miles south of the Scottish border, Corby has its own Corbyite accent “described as sounding Glaswegian”. While 19% of the town’s population are first generation Scottish, one in three Corbyites are of Scottish ancestry.
For genealogists and family historians seeking Scottish connections in England, the burial records for Corby’s two cemeteries – Old Cemetery and Shire Lodge – now on Deceased Online provide an important link to what could be lost ancestors.
The 11,100 records date back to 1899 and feature scans of burial registers and grave details indicating all occupants of graves. It is hoped that maps indicating relevant sections of cemeteries will be included very shortly, to be followed by photographs of memorials and headstones.”
Click on Deceased Online to explore.