This rather untidy looking grave is that of my great grandparents George and Lilian Mary (BOXALL) MITCHELL, it is located in West Dean burial ground, West Dean, West Sussex.
The grave of George and Lilian Mary MITCHELL
I took this photo last Saturday during my lunchtime trip to West Dean, and I am rather ashamed at the state of the grave. I have vowed to return and tidy it up, and will post another photo once I have done so.
The inscription reads:
LILIAN MARY MITCHELL BORN 10TH MAY 1877 DIED 1ST DEC 1939
PEACE PERFECT PEACE
ALSO OF HER HUSBAND GEORGE MITCHELL BORN 13TH APRIL 1873 DIED 4TH JANUARY 1951
The Easter weekend weather finally did the decent thing and the sun finally came out on Monday afternoon, although it was a little late in the day, it was a welcome sight, after three damp and overcast days. I took the opportunity to go a for a short walk (about six miles) to Henfield, West Sussex.
I’ve been to Henfield many times, but I never miss an opportunity to go and visit the graves of my ancestors at the cemetery. One such grave is that of Henry TROWER and his wife Jane, my 3x great grandparents.
I have cheated a little here, because this photo is not from this visit, but from over a year ago, one morning when the sun was in the right position to capture the inscription. It is a little hard to read, but the inscription is:
In Loving Memory
WHO ENTERED INTO REST OCT 14TH 1905
AGED 77 YEARS
WHO ENTERED INTO REST OCT 26TH 1905
"In death they are not divided"
"Blessed are the dead that are in the Lord"