Friday, 31 August 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

George Tovey

Gravestone of George Tovey and Sophia Tovey Bostock, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road.
The inscription reads: George Tovey born 1787 died 1858. Sophia Tovey Bostock born 1800. 
I've had a dig through BMD and census records with very little success and I can't find out what relation Sophia was to George - possibly they were cousins or even siblings. Records do show that Sophia died in the 3rd quarter of 1865 in Brighton.
The 1851 census throws up one possible sighting of George and Sophia at 54 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington, St. Marylebone. George is described as a widowed visitor, born in Scotland and a Colonel in the Army; there's an entry at the same address for a Sophia T. Bostock who is described as the married daughter of the head of household, Sophia Hirby. 
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Friday, 24 August 2012

A bit of blue

This morning's view from the balcony.
You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Just a few more days...

...before the circus packs up and moves to its next destination. I do think the big top adds a certain something to the view across Kingsway, the busy coast road!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fulsome praise

Gravestone of Frederick Cooper and his wife Mary Ann Cooper, St. Andrew's Old Church, Church Road.
The inscription reads: Sacred to the memory of Frederick Cooper, Esquire. Steward of the manors of the Dukes of Norfolk and for nearly forty years of this manor of Hove.
While respected in his profession for his attainments, high standard of duty, and strict sense of honor he was endeared to his friends and relatives by his amiability, affectionate solicitude and kind consideration for all. He died 18th May, 1864, aged 68 years.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:13)
Also in memory of Mary Ann, widow of the above who died 30th September 1872 aged 69 years.
I haven't been able to discover anything about Frederick and Mary Ann apart from the entry of Frederick's death at Brighton - neither of them show up on census records for 1845, 1851 or 1861.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Scorchio

It's been a beautiful sunny day today! There were interesting clouds too. Taken at the top of Brunswick Square looking across Western Road and along Brunswick Place.

Friday, 17 August 2012

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.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

The sunny side of the street

George Street as seen from the first floor of Cocoon Knits; this time we're looking towards Blatchington Road and in the opposite direction from last Friday's photograph.
You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Master of the Workhouse

Grave of John Henry Seaborne and his wife Mary Ann, St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea.
The inscription reads: In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann, the beloved wife of John Henry Seaborne. Born 22d August. 1810. Died 9th May. 1876. 
Patient in affliction calmly resigning herself to the will of God.
Also John Henry Seaborne, husband of the above, Died (?) February 1881, Aged 77 years.
I checked census records for John Henry and his wife and they both appear on the 1851, 1861 and 1871 records living with their family at the Steyning Union Workhouse, New Shoreham. John Henry's occupation is given as Master of the Workhouse; Mary Ann's as Matron and their daughter, Elizabeth, as Schoolmistress. More about the Steyning Workhouse here.
You can see more gravestones and memorials over at this week's Taphophile Tragics.

Monday, 6 August 2012

A lovely day

Looking towards the sea across the centre of Palmeira Square with Adelaide Crescent in the distance.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Thursday, 2 August 2012