Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Broadhembury Stilings


Broadhembury Church

While in Devon I paid a visit to the lovely village of Broadhembury. I had hopes of finding the graves of my STILING forebears to give me some new leads - this wasn't to be. I did however, find the graves of some other Stilings. These Stilings are bound to be related somewhere along the line so I post these photos of their gravestones to help out distant family members who may be looking for these guys.



Affectionate Remembrance of
Thomas Stiling
Died Sep 18th 1848
Aged 38 years
[...] in death

ALSO Jane his wife
Died March 26 1875
Aged 75 years
Thy Will Be Done

ALSO John their son
Died November 27 1892
Aged 63 years



In Loving Memory
Of
William Stiling
Who died March 20 1865
Aged 43 years


*note* - These inscriptions were extremely difficult to read. Most of the last one was deciphered through touch and educated guesswork so may not be entirely accurate.

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