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Glanville Obituary Sources

Obituaries can provide much information on family groupings.

I have decided NOT to transcribe all the available Glanvile/Glanvill/Glanville obituaries available; because of the workload and the relative ease of finding them online.

The following list are all free-of-charge to use ...
  • See Obituary Times for Indices to obituaries - of which a large proportion are Americans
    Note this does NOT contain the obituary itself, only a pointer to it.
  • See Find A Grave which primarily identifies American graves, but many of the records have been supplemented with Obituaries and further information on family groupings
  • See Billion Graves which also is primarily grave records, but also contains obituaries on some records
  • See Iannounce for a useful source for searching newspaper obituaries - this seems more UK focussed
  • Don't forget Google which can find obituary information when searched correctly.
    I find it useful to search by full name and year of death, and Tip to remove unwanted search results such as Brandi Glanville, add minus Unwanted_Term to the query
    E.g. Glanville Richard 2003 -brandi
There are other sites which search say, newspaper archives, but which charge By Search or for a Subscription - I have not listed those.


Glanville Obituaries

Here are a couple of obituaries I transcribed before deciding not to proceed further. I leave them as illustration of the kind of information they can contain

Michael Glanvill. 2007, Somerset
Pub. Chard & Ilminster News (online). Author: Joanna Glover

TRIBUTES have been paid to legendary Chard doctor Michael Glanvill.

Dr Glanvill, who was 84, died at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, on Saturday.

He worked as a doctor in Chard for over 30 years, retiring in 1982 - exactly 25 years ago on Sunday (March 18, 2007).

Dr Glanvill grew up in Somerset and attended St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College in London.

After completing national service with the Royal Air Force, Dr Glanvill returned to Chard to practise medicine.

His son, Dr Peter Glanvill, who works at Springmead Surgery in Chard, said Dr Glanvill was involved with St John Ambulance for many years. "He was also a qualified barrister and in 1957 became one of the first qualified divers in the country," he added.

During his retirement, Dr Glanvill kept himself busy with activities like hang-gliding, caving and diving.
He also gained an Open University BA Arts degree and an O-level in Russian.

Peter said: "He was the chairman of Taunton Sub Aqua Club at one point, and carried on diving until his early 70s. I got him to take us caving once, and he carried that on into his 70s as well. He was incredibly active, and liked to try a bit of everything."

Dr Glanvill had two other children, Wendy and Ailsa, and four grandchildren.

Peter added: "He will be remembered as someone with no airs or graces, always doing different things and always happy to help out. He will be sadly missed by all the family, and the community - the days of doctors like him are disappearing."

Chard Mayor John Malcolm said: "Michael and his family are legendary in Chard. He served the people of Chard wonderfully and he was very well respected. He will be very sadly missed by a lot of people. My sympathies go to Peter and the rest of the family."

Dr Glanvill's funeral will be held next Tuesday, March 27, at 11.30am at St Mary's Church in Chard.

William Glanville. 1902 Australia
Pub: The Mercury, 20 Oct 1902.

Our Berridale correspondent writes - Mr. W. GLANVILLE, Sen. one of the Pioneers of that district passed away on Monday Morning 13th inst., at the ripe old age of 89 years. He came to Wambrook in 1834 and went thence to Kalkite, near Jindabyne, afterwards to Hungundra, and then some 30 years ago took up land at Berridale, where he has resided since. He died at his place, after a residence of 70 years in N.S.W. He was buried at Gegedzerick Cemetery (C.of E.) where he was followed by some 100 persons. The Rev. VEY officiated at the grave. The deceased, who leaves a grown up family of three daughters and five sons, was a native of Devonshire, England. He was a very strong man and enjoyed good health to the last. He was one of the earliest wheat growers in the district, and owing to deep ploughing, one of the most successful. On some occasions he obtained 50 Bushels to the acre in one crop.
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