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Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« on: Thursday 18 August 16 19:16 BST (UK) »
I know it says Thomas Greenwood, but I can't read any of the other writing to see if it mentions anyone else he is related to, or if it gives any other useful information.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=greenwood&GSfn=thomas&GSby=1819&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1878&GSdyrel=in&GScntry=5&GSob=n&GRid=163300342&df=all&

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 August 16 20:16 BST (UK) »
I'm struggling to read this, but if it's at what Calderdale FHS describe as Charlestown Mount Olivet Baptist, a transcription can be found on their Memorial Inscriptions CD Set 2.

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 August 16 20:16 BST (UK) »
Best to request a copy if it is important to you.
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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 August 16 20:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for advice.  I am not sure if it is my great great grandfather or not, Greenwood was a very common name around there, though my great great grandfather was born in Hebden Bridge in 1819 and his name was Thomas Greenwood, and I can't find anything about him or most of his family after the 1851 census, he just seems to disappear. 

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 August 16 20:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Not great but best I can offer:

(By Line)

1. Thomas Greenwood
2. Of ---(West)bank?
3. Who died April 27 187(9)? ………..
4. Also of ---- Greenwood -----------
5. ----------------------------
6. (Rest).-------------

Sorry I can’t see anything else

Annie
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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 August 16 14:04 BST (UK) »
I'm struggling to read this, but if it's at what Calderdale FHS describe as Charlestown Mount Olivet Baptist, a transcription can be found on their Memorial Inscriptions CD Set 2.

Just adding to my earlier message: anyone can search the Calderdale FHS database of about 750,000 names. Go to their site at http://www.cfhsweb.com/web/ and hover on Research, then pick Transcription Index in the dropdown menu.

Generally a brief summary of the data is provided free. Non-members are advised to buy a copy of the CD, but members can request a full transcription for no further charge. (This isn't automatic, but is dealt with by a friendly and helpful human being.) Depending on the level of membership, you may find this costs less than the CD.

(Disclosure of interest: I am a member of CFHS.)

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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 August 16 19:00 BST (UK) »
I'm struggling to read this, but if it's at what Calderdale FHS describe as Charlestown Mount Olivet Baptist, a transcription can be found on their Memorial Inscriptions CD Set 2.

Just adding to my earlier message: anyone can search the Calderdale FHS database of about 750,000 names. Go to their site at http://www.cfhsweb.com/web/ and hover on Research, then pick Transcription Index in the dropdown menu.

Generally a brief summary of the data is provided free. Non-members are advised to buy a copy of the CD, but members can request a full transcription for no further charge. (This isn't automatic, but is dealt with by a friendly and helpful human being.) Depending on the level of membership, you may find this costs less than the CD.

(Disclosure of interest: I am a member of CFHS.)

Arthur
Thanks I will try that.

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 August 16 19:05 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Not great but best I can offer:

(By Line)

1. Thomas Greenwood
2. Of ---(West)bank?
3. Who died April 27 187(9)? ………..
4. Also of ---- Greenwood -----------
5. ----------------------------
6. (Rest).-------------

Sorry I can’t see anything else

Annie

I wonder if the place he lived was "Waterside"?

There was a Thomas Greenwood living at Waterside, which is given as Halifax, though on the map that is close to Hebden Bridge, who advertises a lot in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser.  Selling things like farm machinery.  It probably isn't him though; it was a common name.

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Re: Can anyone read the writing on this gravestone?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 22 August 16 22:52 BST (UK) »
My stab at it

Thomas Greenwood
of ????????
who died April 21st 1878, Aged ?? years
Also of Sarah A. Relict of the above
who died March ?? 18?(8)3
Aged 7? (9) years
Also of ??????   (Jane, Daughter of above)
who died ????? (Sepr) ????
Aged ??  years

()  is a guess

Have you tried to contact the owner of the photo to ask if they could take a closer look at the original photo?

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