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Major Rollo Gillespie Burslem
Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor - Grave Images (4)
Overview Page 1,  Children Page 1   Sources   Pedigree   Grave Image (1)  Grave Image (2)  Grave Image (3)   Grave Image (4)
The Burslems
William Burslem MP
James Bursem
Elizabeth Godolphin
Rev James Burslem DD JP
The Greswalds
Sarah Oldershaw
Humphrey Greswald
Willoughby James Burslem
Marshall William Burslem
Sarah Burslem
William Burslem
Nathaniel Burslem
Major Rollo Gillespie Burslem
Rollo's Wife Sophia
Their children
Lt. Sturt
Nathaniel Burslem VC
Harry Biggs of Stockton, Wilts
Margaretta Biggs
Maj Gen Yeatman Biggs
Bishop Huyshe Biggs

The Cobbes

Richard Chaloner Cobbes (1), (2), (3) & (4)

18 July 1891 &
26 March 1896


Sophia, wife of Rollo Gillespie Burslem died 18th July 1891 aged 75 years. Sadly she witnessed the death of their son Rollo "Jnr" on 15 March 1891. Rollo died 26th March 1896 aged 83 years. They are both buried in Windsor Cemetery, Plot No. G139.

The Archives' Transcription of the Headstone Inscriptions

Rollo Gillespie Burslem
Major late 13th Prince Albert High Infantry [High is surely Light -GGD]
And 20 years Governor of the
Military Knights of Windsor
Who fell asleep March 26 1896
Age 83
Also his wife Sophia
Died July 18 1891
Age 75

Part of the Headstone Inscriptions as viewed by Graham Davies 6 Dec 2015
Loving Memory
The Beloved Wife Of
Major Rollo Gillespie Burslem
Who Entered Into Rest July 18th 1891
Aged 75 Years
Also Of
Rollo Gillespie Burslem
Then as interpreted from the headstone photographs & the Archives' transcription

Windsor Cemetery was visited by the writer and his wife, Rollo's "cousin" Rev. Prof. Julia Davies on Sunday 6th December 2015. [There follows details of Rollo's death, not as yet fully readable - we live in hope
GGD 9 December 2015]
Following examination and Photoshop CS6 "manipulation" of the many photographs taken from ground level,it has been possible to partially "decipher" much of the headstone inscription.


Roll&Sophia's GraveRollo's & Sophia@s Grave

My attempts at reconstructing the inscriptions on the headstone of the grave of Sophia and Major Rollo Gillespie Burslem   -   Graham Davies  4 January 2016

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