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Tuesday 9 July 2013

John and Harriet Nott of Cookham, Berkshire.

Monument to John and Harriet Nott, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cookham, Berkshire, England.

"Sacred to the memory of John Nott, - late Lieutt in the 63rd Regiment of The Foot - Who died May. 30, 1839 aged 68 years.  Also Harriet Nott who died Octr. 17, 1863 aged 71 years.

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

I have been unable to find very much on John Nott other than he was born around 1771.  On 8th October 1812 in Bedminster, Somerset, John married Harriet Thomas.  Together they had seven children that I have been able to trace between 1818 and 1830, William Thomas, Elathea, George, Henry Thomas, Albert, Julia and Jane.

 John Nott was to pass away on 30th May 1839.

I can find no further record of the Nott family until the 1861 Census when Harriet can be found living in Cookham, Berkshire with her son Albert Nott, his wife Ann and their six year old daughter, Grace Lousia.

Harriet then passes away 7 years later on 17th October 1868.


  1. I find it interesting to see the different short forms (Octr and Lieutt) used on some of these stones. I guess this was before they were standardized.

  2. I agree -- it is interesting to see the different abbreviations on stones.

    Thank you for sharing this on Taphophile Tragics!


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