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

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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.

Tombstone Tuesday: A Devoted Husband and Kind Father

This is my first Tombstone Tuesday post since I was able to get back here after being so long away from the blog because of awful internet connection problems.

Once again this is a photo taken at Mithian, Cornwall.  This is not one of my or my other half’s ancestors so other than the details on the tombstone, I cannot add more details about this person or his family.

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

I wonder why this man died at such a young age and wonder how many children he had.  I will see if I can find out more about him and his family and then make an update here.

Transcript of Monumental Inscription

In

Loving memory of

John Bennetts

who

Died June 15th

1888

Aged 34 years

A Devoted Husband and Kind Father

 

As yet I haven’t seen any other graves for anyone with the surname Bennetts so wonder if his family moved away after he died?  Then again, it could be the family are buried near him but no gravestone survives.

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!!  😉

I’m back!! It’s been so long!!

I can’t believe just how long it has been since I was last here posting new blog items and pics.

I’ve had the most terrible internet connection problems for a very long time which meant that I could barely do anything on the internet.  The problem was something to do with the speed and the strength of the connection and I would get to my home page showing a good speed and strength and by the time it loaded in the strength had gone down to 1%.  Which meant I was lucky if I could get to another site at all just to even look at.  I certainly was not able to upload photos or even manage to get to my blogs to write anything.   Ooooooooooh it’s been so awful, I have been completely lost without the internet.  I really don’t know how I managed before I bought a computer!!!

It didn’t help when our service provider told us it was our computer – which was fairly new and had been checked by a local firm, just in case it was the computer.  We even got them to check our wireless router and all was well in that respect.  We get the use of the phone line from another provider and they said it was our computer  😦  here we go again, or our main service provider.  But somehow none of them knew what the problem was but they have managed to fix it.  Well, they fixed it a little before Christmas but it was still very limited as to what we could do and now it seems it is fixed properly.  Still they don’t know what the problem was – I think that’s a cost cutting exercise as none of the companies concerned want to refund the internet charges we have continued paying!!!!!

So, the good news is that at last, I can get back into the swing of things and start adding to the blog again.  I’ve missed all this so very much.

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Tombstone Tuesday: By Day We All Do Miss Thee

When we were visiting the churchyard of St. Peter’s at Mithian, we took photos of the tombstone that I have chosen for today’s Tombstone Tuesday daily blogging theme.

The title of this post is taken from the verse included with the Inscription.

This particular tombstone was quite unusual and to show it better there are two photos.  The main one, showing the inscription which cannot really be made out in the photograph.  I will add a transcript at the end of this post.  The other photo is a little bit closer and from a different angle so the reason it is quite unusual will be clearer.

The Tombstone of Joane and Charles Cole

original photograph taken by me in May 2010 at Mithian, Cornwall - copyright 2010

When looking at the grave straight on, as in the above photo, it doesn’t look too different from some others but  it is suprising to see from a sideways view, that the scrolled inscription is actually sitting on a natural rock base.  It has made us wonder where the rock comes from and why it was important to use for this grave.

Sideways view showing the rock base and scroll for the inscription

original photograph taken by me in May 2010 at Mithian, Cornwall - copyright 2010

Transcript of the Inscription

In ever loving memory of

Joane

wife of Charles Cole

who died Nov. 16th 1907

aged 54 years

___________

By day we all do miss thee

Words would fail our loss to thee

But in Heaven we hope to meet thee

Evermore with thee to dwell

 

Also of the above Charles Cole

who died Nov. 24, 1945 aged 91 years

At rest

Erected by her loving children

 

This is not the grave of any of my partner Paul’s ancestors but I think it would be nice as well as interesting to try and discover why the Cole family used the rock for the tombstone.