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Mary Elizabeth Alban, died 1872

Mary Elizabeth Alban, died 1872


The grave of Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Alban and Maria Sophia Butler. She died on 28 Mary 1872, aged 16.

This grave is in Ryde Cemetery on the Isle of Wight. This photograph shows the East face of the plinth. According to inscriptions on the other faces, Mary Elizabeth's brother, Philip Alban Butler, died the following year, their mother died in 1884 and Thomas Alban Butler died in 1901.

According to the 1871 census, the family lived at 23 Swanmore Road in Ryde. Thomas Alban Butler was a 'Schoolmaster', which is surprising given how much a monument of this size would have cost. Its first two tiers are still standing but the cross has now fallen.

Photographer unidentified.
 

Code: 122648
 
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