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.
The transcript for the inscription is as follows:
In Loving Memory
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.
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?
This is another tombstone of members of the Pooley family, following on from last week, at St. Peter’s, Mithian, Cornwall.
The Inscription is as follows:
In Loving Memory
William Burrow Pooley
who died at
July 28th 1923
Aged 69 years
Peace, Perfect Peace
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.
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.
Here is the transcription for this tombstone:
In Loving Memory,
Beloved Husband of
Emma Jane Pooley,
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
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.
In Loving Memory of
Thomas Andrew Erskin Wilson
Died Jan. 1st 1943
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!
Transcript of Memorial Inscription for Samuel Truran
In Loving Memory of
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”
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?
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
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.
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.
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
Loving memory of
Died June 15th
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.