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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:



the Memory of


daughter of

William & Elizth. Phillips,

of Trevarth in this Parish,

who departed this life April 9th


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


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?



Wednesday’s Child: Ethel

When taking photos at Mithian last week, I noticed one grave that was much smaller than all the others.  I knew it could only be the grave of a child, so I am including it here for Wednesday’s Child.


Original photograph taken by me at Mithian, Cornwall February 2011 – copyright 2011



Loving Memory of


Beloved Child of

P. & I. Scobie

Who died

Feb. 9th 1891

Aged 2 Years

Suffer Little Children

To Come Unto Me