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BingandNelsonFan (#47673273)
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Joanne Bouslough
RE: Elizabeth Eliot Memorial Sponsorship
Hi You're welcome. (*v*) Yes, Elizabeth Eliot is my 6th great grandmother. You are also related??

Added by Joanne Bouslough on Jun 08, 2016 5:36 PM

Abby Wharne
Nikolai de Plaoutine
Hello there,

I'm the Archivist at Brighton College, where Nikolai de Plaoutine went to school. I have recently been looking for images of Nikolai that we can use in a new book, and was wondering where you found the family photograph - it's lovely.

Many thanks and best wishes,


Added by Abby Wharne on Apr 25, 2016 2:15 PM

Chris Doran
RE: Frederick Cruse and Anne Pringle at Greenwich
Hello Sarah,

I made another visit on Sunday, cut back most of the shadowing grass, and took some better photos of Frederick's stone, which I have now uploaded. There did not appear to be any inscription under all that moss, which I didn't remove.

I carefully examined the flat stone on its right, which I think is Anne's, but there is no sign that there was ever any inscription either on the top or the accessible sides. Perhaps there was a headstone which has vanished?

The moss on the triangular stone on Frederick's left is quite immovable. Such of the stone as is visible is very rough, which is probably why the moss sticks so well, and any attempt to scrape it off would damage the stone.

Both the footstone and headstone immediately behind Frederick are too worn for any more than a few letters to be made out, but it didn't look like Pringle.

Let me know if you get a reply from the office, or resort to deceasedonline's plot maps to definitely locate Anne.

Regards, Chris

Added by Chris Doran on Mar 17, 2014 10:28 PM

Chris Doran
P.S. RE: Frederick Cruse and Anne Pringle at Greenwich
I'm glad you weren't as horrified by the pictures as I feared you might be.

To elaborate on the story of my search. Some of the vegetation having died down since my visit last summer (where you may remember I reported ending up in a holly bush) I was able to see more plot numbers giving me a better location for 2224. This at least wasn't in the holly bush which has now grown HUGE with the winter's rain! However, I make it that 2224 is at the end of the row, next to a path, with nowhere for 2224A to fit. My next theory was that A referred to somewhere else entirely so I went off searching, and also to look for other requests as well as my own rellies who seem to be in a section for the impoverished which has miniature gravestones no more than 18" high with the names hidden in grass, so that will be a long search.

Just before closing time I returned to 2224 and then had the inspiration was that 2224A was not adjacent to it but at the start of the next row! In hindsight, this should have occurred to me much earlier, but such is graving! There I found Frederick one in from the other path (which is where I was standing to take the picture with the three graves), so I guess he's 2225. deceasedonline will confirm this and maybe provide a plot map, but you'd have to pay.

Anne/Hannah seem to be common alternatives. We have a family photograph with "Auntie Annie" written on the back, but we have no Annes, only a Hannah. Some time before she died, we had the foresight to get mum to write names on the back of the family photographs in a big box, but we failed to check that she was putting surnames.

Added by Chris Doran on Mar 13, 2014 9:50 AM

Chris Doran
Frederick Cruse and Anne Pringle at Greenwich
On my third visit, I managed to locate Frederick, and hopefully Anne is next to him. I will claim the Cruse request and upload some provisional photographs shortly, but I thought I should warn you before you get the formal brief e-mail from F-a-G that they don't make pretty viewing.

In a flash of inspiration as to where else to look just as the cemetery was about to close, I looked down at a horizontal slab and saw ICK...CRU peeping out from a blanket of moss. Fortunately, it brushed off very easily to reveal his full name, date, and age, but I'm afraid no birthday. There is another flat stone on its right and a triangular-topped tomb on its left, both heavily covered with more tenacious moss and I couldn't make out any lettering. Not wishing to be locked in, I grabbed the photos you will see and left. For the present they are all on Frederick's memorial. I will (re)move them if/when I can make identifications.

I will go back for some better shots and see if I can make out anything under the moss. At a minimum, I will cut the grass above Frederick's inscription and/or take a photo in different lighting conditions where it doesn't cast a shadow.

The sign on the cemetery gate says it was opened in 1876, so I guess Frederick and Anne were originally elsewhere. Frederick's stone looks as if it was vertical at one time. There are other old stones nearby and I wonder if an number of members of the family were brought together. Are there any other surnames I should look for? Names can be looked up free at deceasedonline.

Added by Chris Doran on Mar 12, 2014 9:12 PM

RE: Kensington Lewis
I regret to say that I haven't found him for you!
Given reasonable weather today, I was able to finish searching the whole churchyard.
After adding a further 63 people from my last visit, I now have more photos from today, including the last two CWGC graves that I hadn't been able to find previously.

It's a shame that the Family History Societies don't have a sharing policy, and publish their surveys for the benefit of others.
Do you know when the grave was seen in their survey?

On my way home I went through Higher Cemetery, and photographed some uprooted headstones. A large tree had fallen and broken some headstones, but to get the truck and trailer in to remove the tree, many more headstones had been removed.

Added by Toltecia on Feb 24, 2014 7:53 AM

RE: Kensington Lewis
Sorry, that was only an update. I haven't finished looking! I'll stop looking when I find it, or I've covered the whole churchyard. :))

Added by Toltecia on Feb 22, 2014 1:31 PM

"Kensington Lewis"
No luck; - I covered a section, about a fifth of the churchyard this afternoon, checking all the readable memorials.

Added by Toltecia on Feb 22, 2014 9:09 AM

Dennis McCrea
RE: Re: Elizabeth Dobree McCrea
She may be a relative. Both of our families came from Ulster but I haven't been able to find a connection.

Dennis McCrea

Added by Dennis McCrea on Feb 06, 2014 10:44 AM

have a look here - we have more Armelts than we remembered about

Added by julia&keld on Dec 30, 2013 5:12 AM

Scooter T
CDR James Charles Pitt
Hi, if all goes according to plan I will be in Falmouth, Antigua tomorrow to locate the marker for CDR Pitt and photograph it for you. Do you have any additional details as to the location of the cemetery? I believe it is the cemetery at St. Paul's Anglican Church? That is where I will start unless you have any additional information to share. I will also ask some of the local people if the need arises.

Added by Scooter T on Aug 03, 2013 6:55 PM

David Neller
RE: St Mary the Virgin Church, Putney
Hi Sarah. Thanks for moving the location marker for St Mary the Virgin Church, Putney. This will save confusion for anyone looking at St Mary's Churchyard in Battersea which is situated where you had your original marker. I hope this will now encourage others to post memorials to add to the seven you have posted. Regards from London

Added by David Neller on Jun 19, 2013 6:07 AM

David Neller
St Mary the Virgin Church, Putney
Hi there. As you are the only contribor who has posted memorials at St Mary the Virgin Church, Putney I wonder if you created the church page. If so, could you please re-position its location marker to High Street, Putney (just south of the bridge) rather than in Battersea. The church was an important location during the English Civil War and people less familiar with the area may find it helpful to see its correct location.

Added by David Neller on Jun 18, 2013 5:10 PM

Jessie Vardon
More than happy to add the photographs. Job done I think.
best regards

Added by mynwent on May 29, 2013 7:52 AM

Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Elizabeth Greely "Lily" Merrill Millet
Thanks so much for the article posted to her memorial. I appreciate your time in remembering her. Richard.

Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on May 14, 2012 4:24 PM

RE: Re: Can't Make the Link
no probs. will link then. Out of curiosity - is it in England?

Added by julia&keld on Apr 24, 2012 5:34 AM

RE: St. Germans, Cornwall
thanx for the nice words.
Cornwall is our favourite destination for the end of summer wherever we are in England. At the moment we work in the Middle East and plan to avoid England during the olympic crazyness in July-August.
You can post your request in the Forums, send details to us and try to contact the churchyard directly - sometimes you can meet wonderful helpful people who are not part of Find a grave community!
Sorry we cannot help, but if you send us the details of the memorials, we'll keep them handy just in case...

Added by julia&keld on Apr 19, 2012 10:30 AM

RE: Barbara Wilberforce
sorry for the delay with reply.
I do not think we have any pictures left not added from that church. However you cna try to contact the church directly and they can probably provide the pictures for you or at least confirm the grave location and then we can take a photo!
Try here

Added by julia&keld on Dec 20, 2011 3:41 AM


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