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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Fascinating, Wendy. I've just made a supreme effort and come away from the site (I still have mundanery to attend to in the house - confound it!!!).

    Thanks for sharing - I'll be back!!!
     
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    Fascinating and tear-jerking site. My great grandparents Frank Robert Rooke and Eliza Parkin hd a total of 14 children and 9 of them died in infancy as per the attached details:-
    rooke-child-deaths-summary.jpg

    All the best,
    Malcolm Webb
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Fascinating indeed. Never enough hours in the day :rolleyes:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    What heartbreak people lived through Malcolm, sorry to remind you of such, but I guess it's there amid the beauty of the surrounds.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    That's a wonderful site - thanks so much for sharing.
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Crikey! I am supposed to be working not pottering around in this fascinating place. :)
     
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    Philippa Always a lady.

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    Just adding to Wendy's information, we've found a book on Project Gutenberg called "Curious Epitaphs" in their list of Latest Books. It's described as "collected from the graveyards of Gt Britain and Ireland".

    Thought someone might be interested? Could be fun (although I haven't checked it out yet).
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    I had a mooch around the graveyards of Shrewton and Upton Lovell both in Wiltshire and home of my Moggs but couldn't read any of the old stones. Too much lichen and very large bits of stone had flaked off. :( I think there is a definite skill in interpreting them.
     
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    I suppose my post #3 is a reminder to everyone to look beyond the obvious records. If you look at the 9 deaths, none of them survived long enough to be recorded in a census.

    I didn't find any of these children until I searched the burial records for Barnsley Cemetery a couple of years ago. Until then, I had found only the 5 surviving children, the youngest of whom was my grandmother. I was looking for something else at the time, but some of these Rooke burials jumped out at me because of the addressess given in the burial records.

    I needed to buy 3 birth certificates to confirm the parents because they died at addresses I didn't initially recognise from census records, and then I bought all 9 death certificates to find the causes of the deaths.

    An expensive exercise at the time but well worth it in the interests of completeness.

    It also taught me that I should have believed my mother (bless her) when she told me her grandparents had 16 children including 2 sets of twins. I now know they had 14 children and one set of twins -- the other twins were born to his brother and his wife and they died in infancy too.

    All the best,
    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I did say 'better not look'. Would have been disappointed if you'd complied.;)
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Get thee behind me Wedny - if you knew what I was supposed to be doing (apart from Mogerating) this morning you wouldn't envy me. Let's just say the adorable Henry came home with a fe passengers and now we are fumigating the house :(
     
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    Oh how annoying. Good luck with the extermination.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Hey I isn't satan, not even into satin, too hard to clean. Poor Henry how's here there? Was he visiting Wales? Too many Henrys in my life just now.
    Had a tent ready did you?
     
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    He hasn't got fleas - some other mite thing which means all resident animals have to be advantaged - dogs two weekly cats once a month. house two weekly for 6 weeks. Costa mucha :(
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Hope you have plenty of anti itch stuff handy. Poor pets,what's it doing to their skin?
    I was going to bed, shall sit & read for a time until all images have gone from my mind. Oh yes, I still have it :) G' night.
     
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    What a fascinating site, Wendy, which is now bookmarked for future reference. It brings to mind certain parish registers, which brought tears to my eyes, where families lost child after child, either still born or in the first year of their life and where whole families were wiped out by diseases such as smallpox.

    Janet
     
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    Thank you Wendy, a fascinating site some of those inscriptions were tear jerking, I'll be back later to read some more, but I must dash out for a new box of tissues!
     
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    Bookworm Now in the arms of the Angels

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    A very interesting and tear-jerking site Wendy.
    Bookmarked for a good read later - thanks for sharing it with us :)
     
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    ok, ok, I'm in the office supposed to be working - is it wrong to be looking at this wonderful site while the boss is at a meeting;)
     
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