• Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

Me with my Ancestors.

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,292
Likes
121
Location
Norwich
#1
....Well at their graves in Slaugham, Sussex last month. The Walders of Sussex.

You finally get to see what I look like as well.

[/IMG]
 

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,292
Likes
121
Location
Norwich
#3
Hi Steve

My right hand is resting on Mildred (Amelia) Walder's grave and my left hand is resting on Mary Ann Walder's grave. Mildred died in August 1860 aged 59 and Mary Ann died in February 1845 aged 23 when her daughter Mary Ann Walder Junior was only 5.

Ben
 

p.risboy

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
18,073
Likes
426
Location
In Ireland, but born Bucks.
#4
Hi Steve

My right hand is resting on Mildred (Amelia) Walder's grave and my left hand is resting on Mary Ann Walder's grave. Mildred died in August 1860 aged 59 and Mary Ann died in February 1845 aged 23 when her daughter Mary Ann Walder Junior was only 5.

Ben
So who was in the middle Ben.? Did you find out from the cemetry plan.?

Steve.:)
 

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,292
Likes
121
Location
Norwich
#5
Hi Steve

I am not sure who is in the middle where I am standing. I think it is just a small grass patch seperating the graves.

Mildreds husband John Walder born in 1790 died in January 1864 is the one who is on the far left next to her and the one on the far right next to Mary Ann is John Walder born 1820 who was her husband who died in 1876.

Ben
 

p.risboy

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
18,073
Likes
426
Location
In Ireland, but born Bucks.
#6
Hi Steve

I am not sure who is in the middle where I am standing. I think it is just a small grass patch seperating the graves.

Mildreds husband John Walder born in 1790 died in January 1864 is the one who is on the far left next to her and the one on the far right next to Mary Ann is John Walder born 1820 who was her husband who died in 1876.

Ben
My Gran and grandad were buried in 'small patches of grass'. No grave markers, as they were not very affluent.
And where my Gt.Grandfather was buried, there is a large Fir tree growing over him.
He must have helped the tree grow. :biggrin:

Steve.:)
 

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,292
Likes
121
Location
Norwich
#7
Hi

I think that if a grave is amongst trees, then the trees may help protect it from wear and tear from the weather, erosion and sunlight. If a grave is in the open then moss, lichen and fungi can grow on it, and over the decades it can make the grave become illegible.

Ben
 

JMR

Valued Member
Posts
488
Likes
0
Location
Melbourne
#8
Nice to see you along side your rellies, Ben. It always saddens me to hear of the one's who died so young, even after all this time.

They must look down on you and smile. I always like to think they're pleased that we bother to look for them. Somehow it makes them and their lives matter.

Cheers
Jill
 

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,292
Likes
121
Location
Norwich
#9
Hi

Yes, I wonder if they knew that I was standing inbetween their graves. And that I had my hands resting on Mildred and Mary Ann graves.

The two John Walders born 1790 and 1820 were father and son. They were master wheelwrights.

Ben
 

Similar threads

Top