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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?

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: “… one we loved so dear”

A few days ago I mentioned on this blog that I was adding the churchyard of Gwennap, Cornwall to those I already “look after” as a Graveyard Rabbit.

This is the first Tombstone Tuesday for that churchyard.  This Tombstone is for Grace Rogers and at this stage of my research I am not sure if she is related to my other half Paul or not, so other than what is written on her tombstone, I don’t know anything else about her.

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

 

The transcript for the inscription is as follows:

In Loving Memory

of

Grace Rogers

who died at

Bell Lane, Lanner

April 3rd 1912

Aged 55 Years

The cup was bitter, the sting severe,

To part with one we loved so dear,

The trial was hard, but we will not complain,

But trust to meet her in Heaven again.

_____

also of

John Rogers

Beloved husband of the above

Who died April 3rd 1915

Aged 57 years

Isn’t it interesting that both Grace and her husband died on the same date, although three years apart?  I wonder if John died of a broken heart on her anniversary?

Gwennap Churchyard

Today, as it was a beautifully sunny day, my other half Paul and I went to Gwennap Churchyard to search for some of his ancestors lying at rest there.

By the time we got there it had clouded over and dark rainclouds were forming!!  It was looking so nice there with all the Spring flowers dotted about all over the place but it turned out to be a much larger churchyard than I had realised!!

Original photograph taken by me today 16 April 2011 - copyright 2011

 

We are going to have to come back several times to search for Paul’s ancestors as it is such a large churchyard.  While there, I decided that it would be nice to add this to the churchyard at Mithian, Cornwall and the churchyard at Lower Winchendon, Buckinghamshire that I am the Graveyard Rabbit for.

Many of the tombstones are very well preserved, some have very interesting designs, quite different from the majority of plainer ones at Mithian and Lower Winchendon and I noticed that it was very easy to read the inscriptions of most of those I looked at today.

Original photograph taken by me today 16 April 2011 - copyright 2011

 

This is the sign at the entrance to the churchyard.  I think it must be the most attractive sign for a church that I have seen in a long time!!  Most are usually past their best, with peeling paint or warped, tatty looking wood.

I will start adding some of the tombstones in this coming week, and of course, when we find those of Paul’s ancestors, if they still survive, then those will be shown here as well as at my genealogy blog So That’s Where I Get It From.