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Wednesday 10 April 2013

Wednesday's Child - Herbert Victor Penford

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

Gravestone monument to Herbert Victor Penford, All Saints Churchyard, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

"In loving remeberance of Herbert Victor Penford born 25th December 1880.  Died 7th July 1881 - Asleep in Jesus."

Little Herbert Victor was born on 25th December 1880 to Edward Penford, a general labourer and Fanny Harrington, a laundress.

Herbert or Hubert as he appears on all records, except his gravestone, appears on the 1881 Census aged only 3 months old, living with his parents and elder brother Edward Henry at his maternal grandmother, Mary Harrington's house at 6 Princes Street in Maidenhead Berkshire.

Sadly little Herbert passes away on 7th Jul 1881 aged just 6 months old.

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  1. Glad to see you back, missed your posts.

  2. I like the way you always do a little bit of research to give us a bit more info and not just the details from the gravestone.


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