Rowbotham, Edale (Rowbottom) Graves

Recent Photograph of Rowbotham (Rowbottom) Graves (Edale)

These gravestones are lined up against a wall in the field/graveyard opposite Holy Trinity Church, Edale.

The stone on the far right of the photo commemorates 4 generations of ROWBOTHAMs, beginning with Sheila's 8 Xgt grandfather:
John ROWBOTHAM de Car Bank, 1624-1682, and wife Mary ??
His son Robert ROWBOTHAM 1645-1716, married Allis BANCROFT;
His son Gilbert ROWBOTHAM 1678-1719, married Sarah PICKFORD;
His son Nathaniel ROWBOTHAM, 1713-1778, married Mary HADFIELD of Eyam.

The family had left Edale by the next generation. Philemon ROWBOTHAM, born 1748, was married to Ann SHIRT, and died at Bowden Edge in 1817.

(Information provided by Sheila Turton)

Image contributed by Sheila Turton on 28th May 2003.
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