Humour to the last


This splendid epitaph is attributed to Cuckfield:


Long was my pain, great was my grief,
Surgeons I'd many, but no relief.
I trust in Christ to rise with the just;
My leg and thigh was buried first.

I have also seen this attributed to Lindfield as Richard Turner, who died in 1768, aged twenty-one. If anyone can clarify , that would be a great help.


While on the subject of epitaphs here another one that's in Cuckfield graveyard:


Buried John Ellis, who within a few months of his death walked one day to Lewes, and the next

continued his journey to Seaford. Aged 97.


From Dead and Buried in Sussex: Incorporating what the vicar saw, by

David Arscott, 2007


Source

Epitaphs: strange examples. even advertising!

Daily Mercury, 25 July 1939

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169826637?searchTerm=Cuckfield


Photo: Tombstone Epitaph Building, 1880 in Tombstone, Arizona Wikimedia public domain image.


Contributed by Malcolm Davison.