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.


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!