Wednesday, November 17, 2010

St. Mary's Churchyard in Leigh, Kent, England


St Mary's Church in Leigh, Kent, England is where we found the following gravestones of our ancestors.

Gravestone of John Nye (1817) and wife Fanny
Son of Richard and Elizabeth Nye

Transcription of the stone of John Nye (1817) son of Richard and Elizabeth Nye and John's wife Fanny:

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF JOHN NYE
DIED MARCH 15_____
AGED 68
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHICH______
ALSO OF
FANNY

Gravestone of Richard Nye (1809) son of Richard and Elizabeth.
Transcription of the headstone of Richard Nye (1809) son of Richard and Elizabeth. He never married.

TO
THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD
SON OF
RICHARD AND ELIZABETH NYE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AUG 25 185__
___ AND PRAY FOR Y____
_HEN THE TIME IS



Michael Bouy searching for Nye headstones.
The architecture of the present building suggests St. Mary's was rebuilt in the 13th century. It is still in use today.

We searched here for Nye graves. Most of the headstones had been destroyed over the many years by lichen and weather, but we were fortunate to find the stone of Richard Nye (1782) and his wife Elizabeth Avis. 




Gravestone of Richard and Elizabeth Nye (1782)
Transcription of the headstone of Richard and Elizabeth Nye:

RICHARD NYE
WHO OF PAR DIED THIS ___
OF ____ 22 _____
AGED _____
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ________
AGED 76 YEARS

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