Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Elizabeth Croft

Gravestone of Elizabeth Croft, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road. The inscription reads: Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Herbert Croft Esqre.. formerly of Charterhouse London, she departed this life on the 2nd of Octr. 1856 in the 87 year of her age.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

4 comments:

VioletSky said...

Perhaps as a youngest daughter of Herbert Croft, she took care of him in his old age after the death of her mother and therefore never married. I hope he appreciated her sacrifice. She lived a good age.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Unusual to have daughter of for someone who died so late in life. Maybe her father was an important man and warranted a mention?

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Julie said...

I wonder what 'Charter HOuse London' was. Hang on. Ahha, it was a schools and almshouse. Perhaps the father had been involved with the school in some non-religious role and they took care of his daughter after his death.

The mason had a individual manner of abbreviating words, don't you think?

Gemma Wiseman said...

The inscription on the grave seems rather rushed! Not so well laid out for lasting presentation! An interesting one!