Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is about Thomas Rose (1777 – 1857). He is the son of William Rose (1746 – 1801) and Mary (nee Read) (1739 – 1785) and grandson of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.
In April 2000 I was lucky enough to visit Eythrope Park Farm in Buckinghamshire, home of the Rose family for many many years. I have mentioned a couple of times in this blog that I was also lucky enough to be shown the huge Rose Family Tree book and was able to get so much detail from that about many of my ancestors.
For Thomas Rose it was noted that: “Thomas Rose, unmarried, lodged for many years at the Angel Inn in Kingsbury, Aylesbury, then one of the foremost hotels in the town but it has now been moribund from some years”. (This note was written in 1905).
Thomas is buried in the Private Chapel called Waddesdon Hill Chapel. I am showing some pics of the Chapel here too to share with my “new” cousins and particularly Judy who I found last week! This sign explains who and why it was built.
Here are a couple of photographs of the private Chapel built by my ancestor Francis Cox and where Thomas Rose and many others of the family are buried.
How I wish now that I had taken photos of all the other graves there, but at the time I did not know that many of my ancestors are at rest in the Chapel grounds!
If you look to the left of the Sign photograph and the left of the first photo of the Chapel you will see the wooden contraptions that were made (and are still there) so that anyone going to the chapel could tie their horses to it.