Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Grave Humour

Epitaphs on gravestones are sometimes used to record the feelings of the living for those who have just departed. They are not always complimentary as these (reportedly genuine) honest epithets illustrate.

John Randle – Miser
He was mean and rotten to his wife,
And soon will be forgotten.
He was mean and rotten to his wife,
But now he’s only rotten.

A Poor Tenant Farmer
The angels were alerted,
And to his bed were sent,
They waited with the landlord,
Who’s still waiting for his rent.

Village Baker
We miss your lovely soda scones
And your loaves both brown and plain,
But it’s nice to know you’ll never want
Nor knead the dough again.

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