Category: On This Day...
1909 - James Horn, son of my 5 x great-grandparents William Horn and Ann (nee Bayley), died 102 years ago on 8th July at the age of 80. He was buried in the churchyard at St Mary's Church, Black Torrington, Devon.
1925 - Joseph Clifford Dando II died, aged 61. He was the grandson of my 3 x great-grandfather, Joseph Dando, and his second wife, Helen Sheriff.
1798 - 213 years ago, Joseph Fryer, son of my 7 x great-grandparents, died. He was buried in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, in the same tomb as that of his parents, John FRYER (b. abt 1695) and Mary (nee KING). Unfortunately, Joseph's name is no longer visible on the tomb but details of the inscription were recorded in the document, 'Arlingham: Memorial Inscriptions' by MLK Curtis in 1993. Comparing the memorial inscription to the burial date in the parish register, it would appear Joseph was buried the day before he died!!! That's not too clever.
1832 - Ann Davis (nee Fryer), died 179 years ago and was also buried in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard in Arlingham. The inscription on the headstone reads...
"Sacred to the memory of
ANN DAVIS, daughter of
JOHN & CAROLINE FRYER,
of Overton in this parish,
who died July 12th 1832,
aged 24 years.
Behold you that liveth"
1801 - my 4 x great-grandparents, Joseph Dando & Ann Murch, were married 210 years ago in St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol.
Joseph Dando (abt. 1781-1860)
(Image: copyright © Dianne Fox)
1895 - my 4 x great-grandmother, Elizabeth Smale (nee Horn), died on 15th July, 116 years ago and was buried in the churchyard at St Mary's Church, Black Torrington. Elizabeth was 79 years old.
1915 - 20 years later to the day, Elizabeth's son, James Smale, died at the age of 75. He was buried in the cemetery at Lake Methodist Chapel, Shebbear, Devon.
1879 - William Martin, illegitimate son of my great-great-grandmother, Grace Martin (later Smale), was born in Beaworthy in North Devon.
2002 - 9 years ago my great-uncle, Ronald Arthur Geake, passed away at Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.
1874 - Rosa Elizabeth Fryer was born at Bridge Street in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. Her great-grandparents were my 4 x great-grandparents, Richard Fryer (b. abt. 1792) and Ann (nee Jones).