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Wednesday’s Child: Jerushah

 

I saw this tombstone at Gwennap churchyard when we were there the other day and thought it was such a nice monument for the young person at rest there.

Original photograph taken by me at Gwennap, Cornwall in April 2011 - copyright 2011

 

This is the Inscription:

Sacred

to

the Memory of

Jerushah

daughter of

William & Elizth. Phillips,

of Trevarth in this Parish,

who departed this life April 9th

1862

Aged 15 Years

_____

Weep not for me my Parents dear

I am not dead but sleeping here,

I was not yours but Christ’s alone,

He lov’d me best and took me home

_____

Also of the above

Elizabeth

who died Aug 28th 1891

Aged 81 years

Sleeping in Jesus

 

We stood for a while looking at this tombstone, just drawn to it and we felt quite moved by the words that were inscribed on it.  We hope they helped William and Elizabeth with the loss of their young daughter.  Isn’t Jerushah an unusual and lovely name?