My ancestor Betty Read, the niece of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read married Thomas Lovegrove in Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, UK on 7th October 1769. (Betty is my female ancestor for today’s March 9 post for Women’s History Month – Fearless Females).
She and Thomas had six children but sadly lost two of them. Their daughter Ann was born in 1775 but died less than a year later in 1776. In 1778 two years after Ann died, Betty and Thomas had a son Thomas (named after his father). Sadly he died in 1790 aged 12 years old.
Ann and Thomas junior are both buried at Great Haseley and when we visited the churchyard there it was amazing to find that nearly all the tombstones were completely unreadable through the ravages of time. So we did not find exactly where Ann and Thomas (or any of my numerous ancestors) were buried, but we know they are there somewhere. They won’t be forgotten.
Sadly for Betty, her husband Thomas died just two years after his son.