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Tombstone Tuesday: Peace, Perfect Peace

 

This is another tombstone of members of the Pooley family, following on from last week, at St. Peter’s, Mithian, Cornwall.

Original photograph taken by me at Mithian - copyright 2011

 

The Inscription is as follows:

In Loving Memory

of

William Burrow Pooley

who died at

Barton, Penstraze

July 28th 1923

Aged 69 years

_____

Peace, Perfect Peace

_____

Also of

Elizabeth Pooley

Beloved wife of the above

who died Sept 13th 1929

Aged 72 years

_____

 

As far as I know this family is not connected to me or my man Paul’s family, although he has family at rest in this churchyard.

Tombstone Tuesday: Reunited

As with my other genealogy blog So That’s Where I Get It From, I have missed adding posts for Tombstone Tuesday for a couple of weeks.  Problems with our internet connection again (sigh) and general things meant that I could not add anything here until now.

Today’s tombstone photograph was taken at St. Peter’s, Mithian, Cornwall a few weeks ago.

Original photograph taken by me at Mithian, Cornwall - copyright 2011

 

Here is the transcription for this tombstone:

In Loving Memory,

of

John Henry,

Beloved Husband of

Emma Jane Pooley,

of Blackwater

died May 2nd 1935

Aged 78 years

In God’s Keeping

 

Also of the above

Emma Jane Pooley

Died May 29th 1949

Aged 85 years

Reunited

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.

Ethel

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

 

In

Loving Memory of

Ethel

Beloved Child of

P. & I. Scobie

Who died

Feb. 9th 1891

Aged 2 Years

Suffer Little Children

To Come Unto Me

 

 

Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Andrew Erskin Wilson

For today’s Tombstone Tuesday I am showing the grave of Thomas Andrew Erskin Wilson.  He is one of those lying at rest at Mithian, Cornwall and other than the inscription, I know nothing more about him.

This photograph was taken last week and we could see that primroses were just starting to come out around the churchyard and I can see that all over and around Thomas’ grave, as for others, Bluebells will be soon be on show too.

Original photograph taken by me at Mithian February 2011 - Copyright 2011

 

In Loving Memory of

Thomas Andrew Erskin Wilson

Died Jan. 1st 1943

Tombstone Tuesday: “… we shall reap, if we faint not”

For last week’s Tombstone Tuesday I featured the tombstone of Mary Ann, the wife of Samuel Truran.  She died in 1862 aged 34 years.  Her tombstone was very plain, almost like a slab of concrete.

This week I show the tombstone of Mary Ann’s husband Samuel Truran.  This tombstone is more shapely and a little ornate compared to the tombstone for her!

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

 

Transcript of Memorial Inscription for Samuel Truran

In Loving Memory of

Samuel Truran

who died at Barkla Shop, St. Agnes

July 15th 1892

Aged 62 Years

“And let us not be weary in well doing

For in due season we shall reap, if

we faint not”

________________

also Honor

beloved wife of the above

who died Feb 11th 1914,

Aged 74 Years

_______________

For ever with the Lord

 

I think it interesting that we are informed that Samuel died in a shop in St. Agnes (which isn’t too far away from Mithian).  I wonder if he worked there or was just buying something?

Tombstone Tuesday: And I With Him Shall Shine

I was at Mithian a couple of days ago, so took some more photos of the tombstones there. 

It was a dull, dreary day and as seems to be usual there, it was very overgrown everywhere, just going wild really.  The Church is all closed so I suppose no-one much bothers about keeping the churchyard tidy.

I saw this tombstone from the back of it first.  It was all surrounded by the overgrown bushes, trees, general greenery, but sat so alone.  Just seemed sad to me.

Back view of tombstone

 

Original photograph taken by me at Mithian, Cornwall February 2011 – copyright 2011
To get to the front of the tombstone we had to battle our way through the shrubs and overgrown stuff and I took the photo of the front as best as I could with branches completely in the way!!
Front view of the tombstone

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

Transcript of the Monumental Inscription
In
Memory of
Mary Ann
the beloved wife of
Samuel Truran
who departed this Life  October 4th 1862,
Aged 34 Years
“What says the happy dead?
She bids me bear my load
And with silent steps proceed
And follow her to God
My life’s a shade, my days
Apace to death decline
But Christ my dust shall raise
And I with Him shall shine
Sweet truth to me: I shall arise
And with His eyes my Saviour sees
(this line difficult to read but ends with) keep
(Can’t read this line, goes into the overgrowth of greenery)

I think it interesting that this has some sort of oblong bit added into it near the top.  Can’t tell if it was an error that was corrected (badly) at the time of making the tombstone or if something happened to the tombstone over time and this was done to fix it.  But it does not show through to the back of the gravestone at all. 

I also find it interesting that because the tombstone is so plain, it is very clear to see the tiny writing right at the top on the left, middle and right of it. On the left it says Pearce; the middle says Lemon St. and the right says Truro.

Next week for Tombstone Tuesday I will show the tombstone of Mary Ann’s husband Samuel Truran.

Recognition From a Fellow Rabbit – I’m Thrilled!

I am delighted to have found that Ashley at A Grave Concern has mentioned how nice a couple of my photos are.  As far as I know this is the first time someone has written about this blog and put links to it so I am absolutely thrilled by this.

Thank you Ashley so much – you’ve really made my day, no change that, you’ve really made my week!!  😉