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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wednesday's Children

Standing along the path at the side of St. John the Baptist in Pinner, are the headstones of the  Hill and Weall families, their similarity in style and close proximity could suggest they may have been related.
However, the one thing they do share is the sad loss of their daughters.

The four headstones on the left belong to the Hill's and the two on the right are the Weall's 


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Jane Hill, Daughter of
Daniel & Susanna Hill
of this Parish
who departed this life
3rd June 1803
in the 8th Year of her Age


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Ann Hill, Daughter of
Daniel & Susanna Hill
of this Parish
who departed this life
29th October 1800
In the 14th Year of her Age


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Mary Weall Daughter of
John and Mary Weall
of this Parish
who departed this life
4th September 1800
Aged 8 Years







Sunday, 1 January 2012

His Tongue Was Cut Out



In Memory of
William Locker
Who Died April 6th 1879
Aged 45 Years
His tongue was cut out seven months
before Death
Day by Day we all do miss him
'Thy will be done'
Rebecca His Wife

John Pilling
Who Died Nov. 4th 1875
Aged 81 Years
Esther His Wife Died August
6th 1879 Aged 74 Years


I thought I would start the New Year with a most unusual epitaph that I recently discovered whilst visiting Warrington Cemetery. Thanks to a helpful Supervisor, who pointed out this headstone when I asked him if there were any monuments of particular interest. Unfortunately he could give me no more information about the particulars of this most unusual epitaph.








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