Sunday, 15 April 2012

Agnes and Susan Ritchie

This is the obelisk that is located only a few inches away from the tablestone grave of the Reverend Mair shown in the previous post. It looks lovely in the sunshine but has a very sad message.

This is the text:


the memory of

Agnes Ritchie

who died 1st December 1842

aged 2

Susan Ritchie

who died 2nd December 1842

aged 2.

They were loved

in their lives and

in death not


I came to the conclusion that Agnes and Susan must have been twins and died from some contagious disease both had caught. Their parents (no mention of who they were) erected this most impressive obelisk to commemorate them.

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