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.
This is the Inscription:
the Memory 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?
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.
Loving Memory of
Beloved Child of
P. & I. Scobie
Feb. 9th 1891
Aged 2 Years
Suffer Little Children
To Come Unto Me