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Sonnet Tidwell (#46857957)
 member for 11 years, 2 months, 10 days
George Paul Farris
Thomas of Woodstock: FAG Memorial# 65413577

Dear Sonnet:

It strikes me that you were working with the best of intentions when you posted a photograph of a marker on 13 May 2011 on the memorial for Thomas Plantagenet (supra) identifying it as his tomb. Regretfully, I must share with you that the marble does not mark the resting place of Thomas, nor does the inscription purport that it marks Thomas' grave.

Latin usage was earlier quite common, but not so much in our times. A disadvantage to some of us, but even those who lack a fluent knowledge of Latin we can arrive at an accurate translation the marker by referring to the official "Westminster Abby" site << >> An accurate translation there reveals that rather than being the grave of Thomas it marks the grave of two of his descendants, Mary Countess of Stafford and her son Henry.

The Latin inscription translates as: "Mary Countess of Stafford, wife of William, Viscount Stafford, descended from the royal stock of Thomas of Woodstock and Eleanor de Bohun, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and from the barons and earls of Stafford and a daughter and heir of the house of the dukes of Buckingham, lies buried near the ashes of her ancestor. She died on the Ides of January in the 74th year of her age, and of our Redemption 1693."

We are told on the wall nearby is a monument with an inscription which translates as: "This monument was erected by order of the Most Honourable Henry, Earl of Stafford, in memory of his beloved mother, Mary Countess of Stafford, whose body lies buried near this spot in this chapel; so also is deposited here the body of the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Stafford who died 27th day of April, year of Our Lord 1719 in his 72nd year".

The original memorial which marked the remains of Thomas of Woodstock was covered by a brass depicting images of himself, his wife, his father, mother and brothers and sisters with all their coats of arms. Sadly this disappeared some time after 1677, as an engraving of it is included in a book published that year. It has become known as "The Lost Bronze."

While few of us relish being corrected I felt you would prefer, as Paul Harvey used to intone at the end of his show, "... that is the rest of the story! This being the case I recommend you remove the photo you earlier posted, and perhaps replace it with an image of the engraving from 1677.

Regards abound,

Added by George Paul Farris on May 11, 2017 8:07 PM

Deb Ross
Memorial # 114643 Gottlieb Christoff Hahn
Someone sent me a note that Johanne Keil Hahn is listed as his spouse when she is his Mother. Can you please correct it. Thanks!

Added by Deb Ross on May 22, 2016 5:06 PM

Dan E. W
Garner Cemetery
Could you delete your photo of the Garner Cemetery in Council Bluffs that you posted 02/01/09 because the fence and that sign have been removed?
- Dan E. W. #47833011

Added by Dan E. W on Apr 25, 2016 12:32 PM

SA Baxter
Permission to use photos request
I would like to include some of your pictures in a family history I am compiling. This history will be made available to family members only and will not be available for sale to the general public. May I please have your permission to use your pictures in this history with credit given to you for your pictures and Find-A-Grave along with the number of the memorial your pictures are found? My member number is 47932973. Thank you. SA Baxter

Added by SA Baxter on Apr 24, 2016 1:50 PM

SA Baxter
Permission to use photos request
I am compiling a history of some of my family members who are buried in the Hyde Park Cemetery in Cache County Utah. In compiling this history it will not be massed produced. I will make this history available to direct family members and will donate a copy of it to the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City. May I have your permission to use the photos you have posted on Find A Grave in this history while giving credit to you for the pictures you have posted? My great grandmother is Elizabeth Ann Barton Ashcroft Bloomfield. My member number is 47932973. Thank you. SA Baxter

Added by SA Baxter on Apr 17, 2016 12:47 PM

Jane Tidwell grave
I have added a photo of the Aquilla Tidwell Cemetery to your site. As you will see, it is over grown at this time. When fall/winter clears it out a bit I will revisit the site. There are grave stones visible.

Added by Cathey on Jul 04, 2015 10:44 AM

Karen Bryant
RE: Zella F Ford Iverson
Thank you!

Added by Karen Bryant on Mar 10, 2013 10:05 PM

Karen Bryant
Zella F Ford Iverson
Hello, I was wondering if I might copy the photo of Zella for my family tree?
She is a 1st cousin, 2x removed on my mom's side.
Thank you

Added by Karen Bryant on Mar 10, 2013 4:05 PM

James Tidwell
hi my name is Scott stone find A Grave did well and I'll let you I know when the job has been completed feel free to visit my page and view my find A Grave page and I will take care of this for you real soon if you have any other I love ones you would like me to look up just I let me know and I'll be glad to take care of it for you

Added by stoney on Mar 07, 2013 10:30 PM

Susan Ing
RE: Charles Tuckett
Because there is a Hammer as well in there. They do not put personal names on these niches. We tried to get into it today even. Two of the bolts are locked up. That is the niche they are in.

Added by Susan Ing on Mar 02, 2013 1:37 PM

Mary Watts

Do you know when and where Silas Tidwill died?


Added by Mary Watts on Dec 23, 2012 4:34 PM

David Metcalf
RE: James Harvey Tidwell 1829 -1896
Thanks Sonnet, for the e mail, I am doing good,too, I am adding names to my Personal Ancestral File on my home computer.

Added by David Metcalf on Apr 13, 2012 8:34 AM

David Metcalf
James Harvey Tidwell 1829 -1896
HI Sonnet,
Are you related to the above individual, he married a cousin of mine Emma Sanders (1841-1916)
I saw the name and I thought I would check to see if their is any connection between you and him .
I hope all is well with you !

Added by David Metcalf on Apr 11, 2012 12:47 PM

Clint Dunn
Joyce Larsen
Thanks for the information, I have linked her to her parents. If you are related I would be glad to transfer her memorial to your care.

Added by Clint Dunn on Mar 20, 2012 4:41 PM

Maggie Ora Hogge
Added the info to Maggie's page.

Added by MollieD on Mar 05, 2012 7:37 AM

Carole Curry
C M Walker
I posted all the info that I could find for him. I hope it helps. I got the info from the cemetery records. We could not read that stone at all.

Added by Carole Curry on Feb 29, 2012 5:36 PM

Sandy Cantrell Lindeman
RE: Wallers
I was happy to do that for you. There was also a child buried near them, Patricia Waller. I added her memorial. . . . Sandy

Added by Sandy Cantrell Lindeman on Feb 28, 2012 4:23 PM

Bev G. Thomason
Glover Family photos
I wanted to know if there are graves of the James Glover family in that church cemetery? Can you take a picture for me?
thanks so much Beverly Glover Thomason

Added by Bev G. Thomason on Dec 15, 2011 1:26 PM

E. Jensen
William Mitchell Lillywhite
Could you connect William Mitchell Lillywhite to his parents?
Benjamin Lillywhite Jr. - #53874674
Mary Lewis - #53874774
Thanks you, Elaine

Added by E. Jensen on Sep 25, 2011 11:53 AM

Sherry Hodges
John Shepherd
Thanks for transfering John Shepherd to me. I guess since your husband is a Great Grandson and I am a Great Granddaughter to John and Florence that we are cousins. I would like you to know how much we appreciate all of the work you have done on our family line.


Added by Sherry Hodges on Jun 06, 2011 10:17 AM

Val Giles
RE: Florence Isabel Pace
Thanks for the message. This is my mother's sister. If your husband is a grandson you should probably keep it up.
I really don't care which one of us does this, but would like the rest of the information added. She married Stephen Wallace Atwood 31 Jul 1939 and Ernest William Pierce 10 Oct 1943.
I added mine so it would have the additional information. When I was searching for her I couldn't remember whether to look her up under 'Shepherd' or 'Pierce'. I had forgotten she was also married that 3rd time.
Thanks so much.

Added by Val Giles on Apr 11, 2011 12:11 PM

Mr. Shirl Ferre
Sidney Alexander Pace
Would you please correct memorial for Sidney Alexander Pace?
His death was 1 Feb 1943, not the 1942 you have listed. His headstone confirms the death date and his Death Certificate also confirms the 1943 death.
Are you related to the Pace family? I am the grandson of Caddie Pace Ferre.
Thank you, Shirl

Added by Mr. Shirl Ferre on Mar 24, 2011 6:17 PM

cindy willhoit
Cave Richardson
Inquiring about Cave Johnson Richardson do you know anything about his children? I am trying to find more about BMR Benjamin what happened to him and his family where did all the children go??? Thanks for your help..
Cyndie W

Added by cindy willhoit on Feb 06, 2011 1:03 AM

Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
RE: Poindexters
According to my information it says there is a homemade marker next to J. W. & William so it is probley one of my unknowns . The next time I go out there I will take another picture together with the other stones and we will try to figure out which one it is .

Added by Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore on Oct 12, 2010 5:33 PM

Laurie Wilson
RE: Martha Pettit
Your welcome, her grave is just about 2 miles from my home, seems there r alot of old cemeteries around here in Oldfort tn. llw

Added by Laurie Wilson on Aug 22, 2010 7:30 PM


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