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Sonnet Tidwell (#46857957)
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George Paul Farris
Thomas of Woodstock: FAG Memorial# 65413577

Dear Sonnet:

It strikes me that you were working with the best of intentions when you posted a photograph of a marker on 13 May 2011 on the memorial for Thomas Plantagenet (supra) identifying it as his tomb. Regretfully, I must share with you that the marble does not mark the resting place of Thomas, nor does the inscription purport that it marks Thomas' grave.

Latin usage was earlier quite common, but not so much in our times. A disadvantage to some of us, but even those who lack a fluent knowledge of Latin we can arrive at an accurate translation the marker by referring to the official "Westminster Abby" site << >> An accurate translation there reveals that rather than being the grave of Thomas it marks the grave of two of his descendants, Mary Countess of Stafford and her son Henry.

The Latin inscription translates as: "Mary Countess of Stafford, wife of William, Viscount Stafford, descended from the royal stock of Thomas of Woodstock and Eleanor de Bohun, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and from the barons and earls of Stafford and a daughter and heir of the house of the dukes of Buckingham, lies buried near the ashes of her ancestor. She died on the Ides of January in the 74th year of her age, and of our Redemption 1693."

We are told on the wall nearby is a monument with an inscription which translates as: "This monument was erected by order of the Most Honourable Henry, Earl of Stafford, in memory of his beloved mother, Mary Countess of Stafford, whose body lies buried near this spot in this chapel; so also is deposited here the body of the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Stafford who died 27th day of April, year of Our Lord 1719 in his 72nd year".

The original memorial which marked the remains of Thomas of Woodstock was covered by a brass depicting images of himself, his wife, his father, mother and brothers and sisters with all their coats of arms. Sadly this disappeared some time after 1677, as an engraving of it is included in a book published that year. It has become known as "The Lost Bronze."

While few of us relish being corrected I felt you would prefer, as Paul Harvey used to intone at the end of his show, "... that is the rest of the story! This being the case I recommend you remove the photo you earlier posted, and perhaps replace it with an image of the engraving from 1677.

Regards abound,
Added by George Paul Farris on May 11, 2017 8:07 PM
Deb Ross
Memorial # 114643 Gottlieb Christoff Hahn
Someone sent me a note that Johanne Keil Hahn is listed as his spouse when she is his Mother. Can you please correct it. Thanks!
Added by Deb Ross on May 22, 2016 5:06 PM
Dan E. W
Garner Cemetery
Could you delete your photo of the Garner Cemetery in Council Bluffs that you posted 02/01/09 because the fence and that sign have been removed?
- Dan E. W. #47833011
Added by Dan E. W on Apr 25, 2016 12:32 PM
SA Baxter
Permission to use photos request
I would like to include some of your pictures in a family history I am compiling. This history will be made available to family members only and will not be available for sale to the general public. May I please have your permission to use your pictures in this history with credit given to you for your pictures and Find-A-Grave along with the number of the memorial your pictures are found? My member number is 47932973. Thank you. SA Baxter
Added by SA Baxter on Apr 24, 2016 1:50 PM
SA Baxter
Permission to use photos request
I am compiling a history of some of my family members who are buried in the Hyde Park Cemetery in Cache County Utah. In compiling this history it will not be massed produced. I will make this history available to direct family members and will donate a copy of it to the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City. May I have your permission to use the photos you have posted on Find A Grave in this history while giving credit to you for the pictures you have posted? My great grandmother is Elizabeth Ann Barton Ashcroft Bloomfield. My member number is 47932973. Thank you. SA Baxter
Added by SA Baxter on Apr 17, 2016 12:47 PM
Jane Tidwell grave
I have added a photo of the Aquilla Tidwell Cemetery to your site. As you will see, it is over grown at this time. When fall/winter clears it out a bit I will revisit the site. There are grave stones visible.
Added by Cathey on Jul 04, 2015 10:44 AM
Karen Bryant
RE: Zella F Ford Iverson
Thank you!
Added by Karen Bryant on Mar 10, 2013 10:05 PM
Karen Bryant
Zella F Ford Iverson
Hello, I was wondering if I might copy the photo of Zella for my family tree?
She is a 1st cousin, 2x removed on my mom's side.
Thank you
Added by Karen Bryant on Mar 10, 2013 4:05 PM
James Tidwell
hi my name is Scott stone find A Grave did well and I'll let you I know when the job has been completed feel free to visit my page and view my find A Grave page and I will take care of this for you real soon if you have any other I love ones you would like me to look up just I let me know and I'll be glad to take care of it for you
Added by stoney on Mar 07, 2013 10:30 PM
Susan Ing
RE: Charles Tuckett
Because there is a Hammer as well in there. They do not put personal names on these niches. We tried to get into it today even. Two of the bolts are locked up. That is the niche they are in.
Added by Susan Ing on Mar 02, 2013 1:37 PM
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