Sunday, 1 March 2015

What is the surname of the father of the three dead children?

 St Michael the Archangel, Llanyblodwel, Shropshire
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A real gem of a church - but one we had never heard of until we visited it as part of our cemetery survey.
 
 
 This gravestone has a number of interesting features. The mason had a problem with the surname of the father of the three dead children - was it Lloyd or Loyd? Edward Lloyd seems to have been a blacksmith and he was married to Sarah.
 
They lost two children in June 1781 (Elizabeth aged 2 and Richard aged 1) and another, Sarah, in 1790 when she was 12.
 
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Died at the age of 99 years and 360 days.

 St Peter, Adderley, Shropshire
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In the Middle Ages Adderley was a substantial market town but progressive depopulation has meant that this church is no longer in regular use.
 
 
 Died at the age of 99 years and 360 days. 
 
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