Monday, 1 August 2011

John Mossman's Grave

This is the gravstone belonging to a local schoolmaster and his family. It has pillars to the side and what looks like plumes at the top surrounding a flowerlike centre. The top of both pillars is also decorated.

The inscription reads:

Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Mossman. Schoolmaster of this Parish who died March 11 1808, aged 69. And Jean Forrest his wife, who died March 19 1798, aged 45 years. As also five of their children viz. Mary, George, Jacobina, George, & Jacobina, who died all young.

There also are traces of text underneath this, on the pedastal but this is no longer decipherable.

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