Tombstone Tuesday: James, Elizabeth and Willie Gilbert


This headstone stands in the cemetery in Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

The Gilbert family were and are land owners in the area.

The stone shows that Elizabeth and James died close together – perhaps one of a broken heart?

Willie Gilbert is their young grandson.

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+Andrew Martin is owner and lead writer for History Repeating and Family Tree UK. Genealogist, historian, writer, photographer and would-be archaeologist. He'd love a time machine, but worries that it might take all the fun out of it.
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One Response to Tombstone Tuesday: James, Elizabeth and Willie Gilbert

  1. So sad to see the young grandson listed on the stone, but it must have been comforting for the lad’s mother to know that his grandparents were taking care of him.

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