The stone reads "1785 PF DIED APRIL Ye 24". The rest of the inscription is buried or broken off, but it looks like the lower right says "5th". My guess would be this was a child who passed away in her/his 5th year. Frame 4504

  • fulvue 3y

    Believe it or not, the old fashioned "Ye" means 'the'. The Y sign was a form of T and H put together. Hence all the old world signs such as 'Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe' really means 'The old...'. That seems to have been lost over the years, and now most folk believe it says 'ye'. But thinking about it, it makes sense when interpreting it this way.

    And sadly we cannot now readily know who this indivudal was.
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Taken on June 15, 2012
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