Where is this stone

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warringtonrhino
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Where is this stone

Postby warringtonrhino » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 5:48 pm

I found this grave stone when I lived in Leeds. There isn't a name on the stone.
If I had profound thoughts like this, I would probably want to claim the credit. ;)
Obviously I know where the stone is, so please don't spoil the fun by telling everyone else.
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rikj
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby rikj » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 10:57 pm

Interesting. No idea where the stone is, but the epitaph appears in other places, with different attributions. Seems to appear as early as the late 1600s.

Is it in a Christian cemetery?
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby buffaloskinner » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 11:49 pm

As someone who has trawled through many cemeteries in England (looking for ancestors) I have come across many unusual epitaphs and comments etc on gravestones, some are very funny and others plain weird.

Haven't seen this one in Leeds though, and I cannot even find it on the Yorkshire Indexers site neither, probably because there is no name attached.

Here's a weirdo :arrow:
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or the beginning of a legend?
warringtonrhino
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:13 am

It is in a christian cemetery, and I believe the persons name is in the burial records inside the church.

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Leodian
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby Leodian » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 9:55 pm

This is an interesting thread but I don't know the answer, so perhaps it's now time to reveal that.
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 10:13 pm

I found it in St Mary's church in Whitkirk, I was looking for John Smeaton's.
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Re: Where is this stone

Postby Leodian » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 10:58 pm

warringtonrhino wrote:I found it in St Mary's church in Whitkirk, I was looking for John Smeaton's.


Thanks for that :).
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