Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Elizabeth, Ann and James Francis

Francis family gravestone, St Andrew's Old Church, Church Road.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

7 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful picture.

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Julie said...

Welcome to Taphophile Tragics, Wibbo. I am glad you could make it.

I enlarged this headstone trying to determine the symbol. Could it be a clover leaf? No. Could it be a stylised thistle? No.

Good heavens! It is a peace dove flying down toward the departed with a twig in its beak.

Are you a member of the Francis family? I spend an inordinate amount of my time buried in family history and cemeteries. So much to do; so little time left.

Julie said...

I see that George Everest, even though an interloper, is buried in this same graveyard. I had never paused to consider that the mountain was obviously named after someone.

Francisca said...

Poor James, lost his wife and daughter within six months of each other.

[Almost could not leave a comment because I cannot read Google's "prove I'm not a robot" words. :-( ]

Gemma Wiseman said...

The dove shape is so intriguing! Like an emblem, almost a crest in the way it seems to be crafted!

Wibbo said...

Julie - I'm not a member of the Francis family. I'm a family history searcher too but my family were mainly from Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
Francisca - sorry you had problems leaving a comment; I'll go turn it off :o)

hamilton said...

It is interesting that there is no age listed for daughter Ann, but both Elizabeth and James lived to a good age.

p.s. thank you turning off the illegible words!