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Tuesday 15 March 2011

Interesting Names

I find it fascinating when discovering unusual and interesting names, especially in Churchyards. In times gone by the Church had a stricter policy, that only allowed those members who had been given a proper 'Christian name' to actually recieve Baptism.

Ever Loving Memory of
Offspring Webb
who died Jan.23rd 1929
aged 76 years
Thy Will Be Done
also Sarah Rebecca
wife of the above
who died Jan ? 1934 

Sparks Disbury
who died March 7th 187?
aged 65 years
Thy Will Be Done
Susan Disbury
wife of the above
who died June 17th 18??
aged ?0 years

In Remeberance of
Popeye Barker
who died 26th Jan. 1991
aged 74 years

the beloved wife of
Frederick Rainbow
who departed this life
Sept. 25th 1912
aged 51 years
If thou shouldst call me to resign
what most I prize, it ne'er was mine,
I only yield thee what is thine,
Thy Will Be Done,
Peace Perfect Peace
also of the above
Frederick Rainbow
who died Jan. 2nd 1942
aged 80 years
I know that my Redeemer liveth

Also of our dearest Father
William Thomas Featherstone Hardesty
Died 16th August 1969 aged 89 years

It seems that the Church's policy, was more tolerant with regard to the names they allowed to be used on a headstone.

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