View Full Version : Gravestone

Pat Hope
10-05-13, 17:05
Can anyone tell me what obit means http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/Hopeful_03/NancyRedferngravestone.jpg (http://s115.photobucket.com/user/Hopeful_03/media/NancyRedferngravestone.jpg.html)

Punchs mum
10-05-13, 17:25
According to my Genealogy dictionary....

Obit. A mass for a deceased person celebrated on the anniversay of his death; often mentioned in pre-Reformation wills.

Does this make any sense to you?


Pat Hope
10-05-13, 17:29
Thanks Lesley. That might explain why the inscription is at the bottom as Nancy died in 1875 it looks like 1825

Uncle John
10-05-13, 19:46
I think the explanation is simpler in the context of a grave inscription - "died".

10-05-13, 20:12
I agree, OED has it as the date of death.