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Headstone

 

Another bit of family history. This headstone in the churchyard of St. Andrews, Greystoke, has become more overgrwon since I last visited a few years ago, but it marks the resting place of my Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Wilson (née Harper) - 1820-1881.  It may seem a little misleading, since she was buried in the same plot as her first husband, Joseph Younghusband.  My Great-Grandfather, Isaac Wilson (a village tailor), was some years younger than Elizabeth, being born in 1835.

Headstone

 

Another bit of family history. This headstone in the churchyard of St. Andrews, Greystoke, has become more overgrwon since I last visited a few years ago, but it marks the resting place of my Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Wilson (née Harper) - 1820-1881.  It may seem a little misleading, since she was buried in the same plot as her first husband, Joseph Younghusband.  My Great-Grandfather, Isaac Wilson (a village tailor), was some years younger than Elizabeth, being born in 1835.

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 2 Sep 2017, 00:23
I am enjoying the Wilson history, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Unless I find any more interesting headstones, this is probably the last, Ray smile
It makes for a lovely photo...
Curious that she was born in the same plot as her first husband. That better not happen to me! smile
Tom Wilson: That's down to you, Elizabeth smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Sep 2017, 07:17
Fascinating stuff Tom, I love this sort of practical family hhistory
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's interesting to discover the physical evidence - makes a change from trawling through the online databases smile
Gosh Tom you really have made a voyage of discovery
Tom Wilson: One of the problems is that there are too many Wilsons in Cumbria - so spotting the right gravestone is a matter of luck! It is still the most common surname in the county.
I think it ironic that the first husband's name was Younghusband.
Tom Wilson: It is rather, isn't it smile
Interesting posting Tom. I have today received an email from a second cousin once removed in a leg of the family I haven't had barely any contact with for about 40 years apart from her Grandmother who was 90 last month. We and her parents have now exchanged news and photos of how we are now etc.and she is working on a family tree which includes my Mothers side, it is all very pleasant and interesting and I will be giving her lots of information and hopefully some photos as well from my Mothers archive which I still have.

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