Each record contains a transcript of the original. The amount of information varies but you can find out the following about your ancestor:
Date of burial
Name of next of kin
Occupation (of self or next of kin)
There are almost 45,000 records covering the period from 1767 to 1812.
A church has stood on the site of the present day cathedral in Sheffield since the time of Henry I (1100 – 1135). Even before this, there may have been a small wood built church on the spot where a Saxon cross was erected in 825. That cross still survives. It was removed on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I and now resides in the British Museum.
During the First Baron’s War – a civil war in the kingdom of England that was fought between 1215 and 1217 – the town of Sheffield was sacked and the Church and Castle were destroyed. When the church was rebuilt in 1280, it was dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
The organ was silenced in 1650 by the Puritans, who did not approve of church music. The Church became known as the Trinity Church, a name that stuck until the early 1800s. Then in 1914 the church was elevated to cathedral status.