Tuesday, 18 September 2012

John Barnett

Family gravestone of John Barnett, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road. The inscription reads: In memory of John Barnett who died 11th April 1871 in the 70th year of his age. Also of Eliza, his beloved wife who died 20th October 1883 in her 75th year. And of Ann Edwards, sister of the above Eliza Barnett, died 25th November 1886 in her 85th year.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

3 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Nice monument!

Beneath Thy Feet

hamilton said...

They all lived to a good age. Perhaps the sister, Ann, never married?

Julie said...

There was more a social role of families looking after their own in those days, I suspect. Perhaps, although they are buried together, they did not live together. Maybe they were allowed three burials in the plot when it was purchased, and this made economic sense to Ann Edwards when her time came.