Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Major General James Durant

Gravestone of James and Sarah Durant, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road. 
The inscription reads: Sacred to the memory of Major General James Durant of the Bengal Army who died on the 28th of September 1850 aged 68 years. 
And of Sarah Mason, his widow who died on the 10th of December aged 72 years
I can't find records for James apart from his death in Brighton in 1850; Sarah appears on the 1851 census living at 13 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington with her children James aged 11, Bessie aged 10 and four servants. She's on the 1861 census (widow, aged 44, living at 6 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, with Bessie aged 20 and one servant) and the 1881 census (widow of General Durant, aged 65, lodging at 51 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington).
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

2 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Interesting post and a great picture. Thanks for sharing.

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Jim said...

Interesting.