CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

Grave of Robert Gaunt

graveston of Robert Gaunt

Burial plot B25

Headstone for Robert Gaunt who died 16 February 1796, aged thirty-two, after falling from his horse.

It must contain one of the longest gravestone explanations as to what happened.

I fell when riding got a bruise

Physicians skill I tried

For five months they their art did use,

But my wound it mortified,

But off just in the midst of life

Can man from death be free.

My pretty children, loving wife

Prepare to follow me.

 

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