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Public Health Funerals, 2015-2019
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Published: April 13, 2020
Total records: 42
Compiled by: Bedford Borough Council
Acquired from: Council website
Bedford Borough Council handles the disposition of bodies that expired within the limits of the Council, and which there are no other living persons willing to assume responsibility. If there is no next of kin to claim the body, the Council arranges for a public funeral. If the decedent had made their final wishes known regarding burial or cremation, the Council will comply. Otherwise, it is up the council to decide between cremation or burial.
Funeral expense are taken out of the decedent's estate. If there are any remaining funds, those funds are transferred to the Treasury Solicitor, and publicized through the Bona Vacantia Division. Browse these records at, "Unclaimed Estates".
Public Health Funeral Records
Beginning in 2015, the Bedford Borough Council began making their Public Health Funeral records publicly available. Thus far, they have only made available records from 2015 to 2019...
- Public Health Funerals, (2015-2019), Bedford Borough Council, (2.03 MB)
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