Palmer Children Headstone - detail

Palmer Children Headstone - detail



   The headstone to these two PALMER victims of the Puppet Show fire is supplanted
   by two cherubs, a skull and an hourglass.  It stands to the left of the PALMER vault.

John & Anne's Headstone - detail
The inscription reads:
To the Memory of 2 Children of Henry & Sarah Palmer Who Both Died Sept. 8th 1727 John was 16 years and 6 Months Anne was 10 years and 8 months
and underneath it reads:
"You Readers all that doe pass by Upon our stone then cast your eye When this you read you'll shed a tear To think on the dust that slumbers here And when you looke you'll plainly see Think on the glass that runs for thee"
My thanks to my mother who had recorded the above inscriptions some time ago. Also to Jean Matthews & Ray DaSilva Palmer for their contribution; I had managed to record the children's names and dates in June 2001; but completely missed the verse underneath due to lichen and the age and condition of the headstone. Return to Burwell PALMER Home Page Return to Home Page
And don't forget to sign my Guest Book before you leave!
This page created 13:40 02/09/01 and amended/updated 17:05 22/02/2019