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May 25, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Eliza and Francis Farmbrough

For today’s Geneabloggers theme of Tombstone Tuesday it is the grave of Eliza and Francis Farmbrough that I show here.  Francis is the great grandson of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read and he shares this grave with his wife Eliza.

The wording is very difficult to see now but to me it looks like there could also be another Francis Farmbrough in the grave too, unless his description on the stone is as the husband of the late Eliza.

Original photograph taken by me in 2000 and in my private collection copyright 2010

I thought it quite ornate with the book and flowers at the top, quite different from most of my ancestor’s graves.  The Inscription reads (as best as I can see it!):

In Memory of




Francis Farmbrough (I think this is probably saying Eliza is the wife of FF)

died December 31 1891

aged 85(?) years

(unreadable) Farmbrough

also of the above

Francis Farmbrough

died December 18 1904(?)

in his 99th year



It wasn’t until I was sorting this photograph out to add to this Tombstone Tuesday post, that I realised that I had no note of where this Tombstone was actually situated!!  I checked my genealogical programme to see where Eliza and Francis had died but don’t show this!!  This is partly because my old computer died and I fairly recently bought the one I am now using and have not finished adding all the ancestor details to my programme from the printed sheets I took of the programme on the old computer (I sensed it was not very well) and of course, this is a very laborious job and I am doing it in between sorting out all my other records!!  So I do have the details, just not to hand as I write this!!



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