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Ryde Cemetery

Miss Sophia Milligan

Title: Miss
Forenames: Sophia
Surnames: Milligan
Date of Birth: 04/07/1817
Date of Death: 17/09/1893
Age at Death Years: 76
Grave Type: Marked
Map Reference Number: RSHG 013 D2/D3
Plot Number: Ryde Old Cemetery Section A Plots 72 & 73
Grave Description: The grave is approximately 10 feet by 8 feet with a concrete surface and a stone kerb. There are remains of metal railings in a state of disrepair. In the centre there is a stepped plinth with a cubic top section surmounted by an ornate section and a cross with the inscription I H S. The inscriptions are on the four vertical faces of the cubic section.

Grave Condition Description: The grave shows evidence of having been cleared of foliage, probably ivy, which allows the inscriptions to be read. The kerbs and the metal railings are broken and the concrete top surface is broken in places. The surface of the steps and the cubic section appear to be breaking away from the structure beneath and may well become detached, fall and break.

Other Information: Sophia Milligan provided and endowed a convalescent home in West Street Ryde in memory of her parents. A photograph is attached.

Old Website Grave ID: 1402

Inscription:

North Face:
IN MEMORY OF
SOPHIA MILLIGAN
ONLY CHILD OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH MILLIGAN
BORN 4TH JULY 1817
DIED 17TH SEPTEMBER 1893

GOD IS LOVE
COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD, TRUST ALSO IN HIM
AND HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS

South Face:
IN MEMORY OF
MARY
SISTER OF ROBERT MILLIGAN
DIED NOVEMBER 25TH 1862
AGED 70 YEARS

THEM ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM
GOD HAS GIVEN UNTO US ETERNAL LIFE AND THIS LIFE
IS IN HIS SON

West Face:
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH MARGARET
DAUGHTER OF MATTHEW BAILLE MD
AND FOR NEARLY SIXTY YEARS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ROBERT MILLIGAN
DIED JUNE 25TH 1876
AGED 82

BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD
WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST

East Face:
IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT MILLIGAN
WHO DIED, BELOVED AND REVERED
DECEMBER 21ST 1875
AGED 88
HE WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE
BATTLE OF WATERLOO
WHEN A LIEUTENANT IN THE 11TH LIGHT DRAGOONS
AND AFTERWARDS ENTERED AS A CAPTAIN
THE 2ND LIFE GUARDS

THEN SHALL THE DUST RETURN TO THE EARTH AS IT WAS
AND THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT

Photographs:

David Earle
Milligan
Photographer: David Earle
David Earle
Damage
Photographer: David Earle
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Convalescent Home

Related Documents:

PDF file: Census; Obituary; Funeral.
''Entries from the 1861, 1871 and 1891 census, and the death notice and funeral reports from the IW Observer and Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle.''
PDF file: Memorial Window

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