Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Beloved wife

Grave of  Mary Ann Parkman, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea. The inscription reads: In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of George James Parkman, who died Octr. 20th. 1875 aged 40 years.
Census records for 1871 show Mary Ann living at Ireland's Court, Monmouth Street, Topsham, Devonshire with her husband George and their two children, daughter Marian and son Thomas. I can't find George on the 1881 census. On the 1891 census, George is described as an accountant and is living at 2 Selborne Place, Lorna Road, Hove, with his second wife Emma and two more children, son George and daughter Emma Louise.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

4 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful picture, great post!

Halcyon said...

A sweet way to be remembered.

Julie said...

I really value Census records for their peek into the living arrangements of the time. I have discovered all manner of family 'secrets' when seeing who lives where at any given date!

Poor Mary. I bet no-one of her descendents chose to be buried close to her. They had moved on.

I wonder how long those little keep-sakes have been at the base of the marker?

CaT said...

but why is there never a last name for the wife? i find it more and more odd... altough common at that time, still weird....