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|I am part of a project to research the history, "residents" and eventually to record all inscriptions in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent. I am happy to take photo requests for this cemetery as I am a frequent visitor there. I am always interested to hear from anyone with any information about interesting people buried there, (they certainly don't have to be "famous"!)|
I am always willing to transfer ownership of my memorials to relatives.
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|Gil Croome||Memorial for Sophia and Russell Scott|
This is one of "your" memorials in the Protestant Dissenting Burying ground in Portsmouth. I wondered if you had a transcription of the stone (I am in Canada so doing a transcription would be tricky and expensive for me). Sophia and Russell Scott are my 3rd great-grandparents.
Thank you for your photographs.
|Reiner Kraft||Epsom Cemetery, K646|
I’ve been doing some research on my family and have found a photograph of my Greatgrandfather’s grave and memorial in Epsom (K646) both of which I have asked permission to copy and send to my 85 year old Uncle on the Isle of Man.
Would it be possible for me to have permission to copy and print your images of Cemetery's entrance because it is unlikely that my Uncle will visit the mainland this year.
My Greatgrandfather, Frank Shimmin, Sapper, 7305, was in the Royal Engineers and from the Isle of Man where he is also on a memorial on Douglas promenade (under Royal Artillery).
I will certainly be visiting the cemetery myself in the not too distant future.
R. Kraft (Cambridge).
|ted robbens||38590260 Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh|
Col Thomas Prendergast Boles Walsh; 38590260. Minor correction. Wording say "Rifle Brigade, fought with distinction at Waterloo." Waterloo was 1815 and Walsh I think was born in 1831. It was his father Rev J P Walsh of the Old 95th who was at Waterloo and wounded 3 times. I can try and get a bio for Thomas if you wish? His son, Langton Prendergast Walsh, wrote a book called "Under the flag : and Somali coast stories" and there are several references to his dad.
As per my earlier message I gave now sent through the edits for your approval
Added by kaycee on Jan 09, 2017 2:48 AM
Thanks for the great work you are doing.
I am doing something similar in the North West. I am currently working on a project to research all the soldiers who fell in WW1 who lived in Mossley Lancs. I wondered if it would be ok to use the photo on Ben Ashcrofts grave to illustrate my work?
Once I have completed his story I will send the details through so you can update his Bio. I hope you will find the info interesting
Added by kaycee on Dec 25, 2016 7:07 AM
|J Langston||Memorial #77789016 Cheriton Road Cemetery|
Good evening JS,
Thank you for the work you are doing and the photographs you are taking. I was so excited when I found this memorial for my Great-Grandparents. When you have time I would appreciate it if you would contact me. Happy Holidays to you & your family. Janis
The Elizabeth Staunton memorial at St Mary's Warwick has in Latin the following words which I translated to English as best I could so you could add it to her memorial page for future searchers.
I thought she might have been one of mine but after translating it wasn't her as my one's husband was John and they were from the late 1600's.
GULIELMI ET ELIZABETHAE STAUNTON
IN SEPULCHRO SUBTUS DORMIENTIUM
DIE OCTOBRIS MDCCCXLVIII= 1848
DIE APRILIS MDCCCXXXIX = 1839
MORTAIEM CURSUM PERFGIT
GULIELMI(William ?) and Elizabeth Staunton
In the grave below sleepers
Die October 1848 (Born approx 1819)
Die April 1839 (Born approx 1809)
Mortals Course completed.
Added by Pcamore on Oct 26, 2016 7:32 PM
|M Webb||RE: John Chapman 48426886|
Added by M Webb on Oct 12, 2016 11:02 AM
|Susan M S||St John's Church Tunbridge Wells|
I am hoping this is your 'cemetery'.
If it is would you be able to write on the description, something like:
This church does not have a cemetery but there are several plaques in the church and a war memorial commemorating various people whose name appear in this cemetery.
So this cemetery contains mainly cenotaphs.
|Keith Brett||Tracing grandmother|
Hi, I saw you had posted a photo of my wife's grandfather's headstone, and I am trying to trace the location, in the same cemetery, of her Grandmother. His name is James Frederick Gilbert and hers is Mary Ann Elizabeth Gilbert. I know she is buried in St Paulinus as is he, and the Register entry number is 1206. If you have any information as to how I can trace her grave location, I would be very grateful. His location is row 15 grave 21. Thank you, Keith Brett
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