Epitaphs from Churches, Churchyards and Burial Places in the Following Parishes:
Kingsbridge, South Milton, East Allington, Dodbrooke, Malborough, Blackawton, West Alvington, Sherford, Charleton, Thurlestone, Churchstow, East Portlemouth
Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 29, (1897) pp. 182-215.
J. Harris Square
Prepared by Michael Steer
An epitaph is a short text honouring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but may also be used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial. An epitaph may be in verse; poets have been known to compose their own epitaphs prior to their death, as Shakespeare did. This paper presents an interesting collection from 12 Devon parishes. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
|Cholwich, Richard gent||210|
|Sparke, Richard MA||210|
|Wells, Rev Nathaniel||208|
|Wood, Richard gent||208|