Mary Watson - Age 19 Years

   
 
   
  The gravestone of Mary Watson, who was originally buried in the grave yard at Kilnsea before it fell into the North Sea.
   
  The gravestone of Mary Watson, who was originally buried in the grave yard at Kilnsea before it fell into the North Sea.
Photograph - Mike Welton
   
   
 

Inscription reads: In memory of Mary Watson. Who departed this life June 16th 1789 aged 19 years.

   
 

Parish Register: June 18th 1789 Mary daughter of Margaret Watson, widow buried.

   
 

This grave stone is of particular interest, again it was rescued from “Kew Villa” Kilnsea but it is the only grave stone that we know of that originally came from the old church yard that washed away in 1826. We assume it was recovered prior to it falling over the cliff, and then brought to Easington and placed in the churchyard, possible because her mother is buried here. But why it was taken back to Kilnsea and eventually used as a path stone we shall never know.

   
 
   
 

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