Blennerhassett Family Tree
Genealogy one-name study      by Bill Jehan
   Introduction      INSCRIPTIONS at Wigton, Co.Cumbria
Inscriptions at
Wigton Church, Co.Cumberland (now part of Co.Cumbria)
Church of England
The headstone for William Blennerhassett and his family in Wigton churchyard (see above) is one of many whose inscriptions were transcribed by the then Vicar of Dalston, Rev. James Wilson MA, published in 1892 as "The Monumental Inscriptions of Wigton".
Rev. Wilson records another related headstone inscription at Wigton as follows:
"Erected in memory of William the son of David and Sarah Graham of Wigton, who died 23rd Feby. 1808 aged 6 years. Also James their son and Isabella their daughter died in their infancy. Also Margaret their eldest daughter and wife of James Wilce, who died in London 11th April 1827, aged 29 years. Also John their son died May 13th 1829, aged 25 years. Also Sarah wife of David Graham who died Jany. 16th 1837, aged 66 years."
In the 1950s almost all the headstones were been removed from the churchyard, "laid flat" as paving stones at the front of the church. Many of these were lost in the process, most that remain being almost illegible.
Since 1857 all burials at Wigton have been at the Town Cemetery.

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