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Sunday 9 September 2012

Cemetery Sunday - Bosley, Father and Daughter

John Bosley

Jane Bosley

In loving memory of John Bosley who died January 11th 1865 aged 77 years. -  My Redeemer Liveth.

Sacred to the memory of Jane eldest daughter of John and Eliza Bosley who departed this life February 7th 1854 aged 22 years.

Buried side by side in St James the Less churchyard in Stubbings, Burchetts Green, Berkshire.

John Bosley was a master bricklayer employing 6 men.  He was married to Eliza Stroud and their eldest daughter Jane was born in 1833.



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18 comments:

  1. There is a Bosley in our village who is a farmer.

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    1. There was a surprising amount of Jhn Bosleys living in Berkshire in 1851. It took my hours to find the right family. Only I cannot find them pre or post 1851.

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  2. Excellent idea to have 'Cemetery Sunday', just as I am expanding my own use of Taphophile Tragics from one post per week to three. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. You're most welcome. I need to up the amount of posts on my blog too. I have so many pictures on file, that if I did one a week I would be here until 2124 and would never have an excuse the leave the house.

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  3. And here is the post for today which I will link with TT later this evening. I did not lots of photographs but the cat skidded my hard drive into the wall and I have not recovered them as yet. So am desperately scheduling lots of cemetery visits to build up the larder, so to speak. Great fun though!

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    1. Thank you. Oh dear, I do hope the photos can be recovered. I like to stock my larder too. Having young children it's not always easy to go taphophiling, so before the school summer holidays I visited as many churchyards as I could and took as many pictures as I could.

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  4. It's nice that you were able to find out a bit about this family. :)

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    1. I would have loved to have been able to find out more, but Bosley seems to be a very common name for the area.

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  5. The thing that interests me about some of the churches in the UK is this concept of 'the lesser', specifically in your case, St James the Less. There are a range of them that I read, not just on your blog, but on others, too.

    Could you spare a moment to decode this for someone from the Antipodes, please?

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    1. To be honest I'd never even thought about it before. I never really paid attention during religious education, but a quick google tells me it simply means, the younger and was a way of telling people apart with the same name. So James the elder and James the younger. There, clear as mud now.

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    2. Perhaps 'James the Less' was not as obese as 'James the More' ...

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    3. That actually made me snort. Ha ha!

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    4. In our case (in Toronto), St James-the-Less refers to the chapel that is associated with St James Cathedral, as in less than the bigger original church.
      But there were 2 Jameses among the apostles and the less important one was called James the Less.

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    5. Did wife and mother Eliza get short shrift in the headstone dept?

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    6. See Julie, Violetsky talks sense!

      I don't think Eliza is buried at the same churchyard. It is possible that she remarried or moved away from the area before she died. But I will look into it and see what I can find.

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  6. Thank you for commenting on my blog today! I'm happy to have found yours as well.

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for visiting mine. Nice to 'meet' you.

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  7. Beautiful weathering of the old headstones! They really have a very special, enigmatic beauty!

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