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Offline iolaus

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Found a poem
« on: Wednesday 16 August 17 18:58 BST (UK) »
Have been chasing down my father in laws tree as part of his xmas present, and found this poem on ancestry about his great, great grandmother by her children (not sure which one), explains her death so much more than just hypothermia and exposure

Wondered if anyone else had found similar?

In ever loving memory of our dear Mother Rose Hannah Mills (of Hampnett)
Who perished in a snow storm Nov 18th 1893
Aged 63 years.
~~
From Hampnett, whence the Leach runs down
And takes its way through Northleach town

Rose Mills our mother ventured forth,

While winter tempest swept the earth.

It was a wild November day.

Fierce north east wind tore on its way,

And blinding snow and icy rain

Joined in the rushing hurricane.

 

'To Northleach I must go!' said Rose,

'Howe'er it blows, or rains or snows,

Our daily wants I must supply,

And into town must go to buy.'

 

She went, and battling, inch by inch,

The storm from which she would not flinch

She gained at length the place she sought

And all she needed, quickly bought.

 

Then in the early evening gloom

She turned towards her cottage home.

The stormed still raged, but cheered by hope,

She feared not with its blasts to cope.

 

'I battled down', she said, 'and now

I'll battle up, through wind and snow.'

Through many storms she oft had pass'd

Nor feared this one might be the last.

 

Yet so it was, old paths were lost,

And well known fields were vainly cross'd,

Till all bewildered, blinded, chilled,

Rose fell with heart forever stilled.

 

Now in our green churchyard we lay

Her mortal flesh, with kindred clay,

Trusting her soul has gained that shore

Where storms and suffering are no more

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 19:03 BST (UK) »
What a lovely find iolaus
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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 19:27 BST (UK) »
That poem is so poignant; a lovely thing to find.

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 20:19 BST (UK) »
I totally agree, Greensleeves. I love poetry.

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 August 17 13:44 BST (UK) »
Put a picture of Hampnett, the village where she lived (and presumably died - it's less than a mile from Northleach where she walked to get the shopping) and imposed the poem over the top for family members

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 17 August 17 14:30 BST (UK) »
How really lovely-!
What a lovely thing to have. It has me all teary-eyed.
Congratulations on a wonderful memento.
 Expect some emotion from the person for whom it is intended.
Who could remain dry- eyed!
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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 17:18 GMT (UK) »
I have this poem,  I believe Rose Hannah Mills was my great great grandmother as well

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 08:46 GMT (UK) »
Which of her children do you descend from Tosheroo?

My husband's family descend though her daughter Maria

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Re: Found a poem
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Not too sure, have been discussing it with my uncle and looking at the dates  there may be a generation between my great grandmother and Rose. We think my great-gran(either Rose's daughter or granddaughter) was called Bessie she married a Hunt .....does that help?