More on how to "read" an ancestors grave.

 St Mary the Virgin and St Chad, Brewood, Staffordshire
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A large church with a large churchyard around it. We were pleased to find such spendid tombs inside the building.

The oldest tomb in the church is that of Sir John Giffard who died in 1556, aged 90. His first wife who died is shown, by tradition, with her head on a pillow. His second wife, who outlived him, has no pillow. He had 18 children many of whom are shown in burial shrouds.

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