Richard Phelps ~ 1729

Richard is my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Granddad and is currently my oldest know direct relative.

The inscription reads:
IN Memory of Richard
Phelps died March
The 3 ~^~ 1729
Aged 76
Also Mary Phelps
His wife died....

The rest of the stone is below ground as it appears to have sunk over time but I know that Mary died on the 29th September 1748 aged 90
Wow! They were long lived ... especially for those days! So good that you can follow your ancestry.
posted August 26th, 2017  
Wow thats amazing you have found your ancestor from 300 years ago.
posted August 26th, 2017  
Wow, this is wonderful. He lived to a ripe old age in those days!
posted August 26th, 2017  
Wow, great shot and so interesting.
posted August 26th, 2017  
How interesting that you have traced your family so far back.
posted August 26th, 2017  
How intriguing to be able to trace your family so far into history. A lovely capture and tribute to your ancestor!
posted August 26th, 2017  
Thank you all for your comments, it was a lovely day and I shall return another day.
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posted August 26th, 2017  
They were a ripe old age when they died! Cool to be able to trace your family so far back.
posted August 26th, 2017  
What an impressive stone! They did him proud there!
posted August 26th, 2017  
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