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Church Post Code LE14 4QE


There is just a single Vale Of Belvoir gravestone at the church of St Peter, Stonesby. 

To see this one you will have to enter the church itself, which was open to visitors when I was there, with the gravestone being wall mounted in the nave.

This one is a little battered and bruised but someone obviously though it important enough to save and bring inside, which is good. 

The grave reads 'Thomas ye son of Tho Sisson by Anne his wife who died May the 15th 1734  he di'd an infant'

The script at the bottom reads 'for of such is the kingdom of heaven' This is from Matthew Chapter 19 verses 14.

The full verse in the King James version of the day reads 

'But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven'

This verse was sometimes by these stonemasons on gravestones for children.

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