A slate tomb showing pre-deceased children

St Torney, North Hill, Cornwall 
(Click on an image for a larger version)

We arrived at the church just as a service was ending. We were pleased to see that the churchyard had been well maintained.
 At the west end of north aisle there is the slate table tomb of Thomas Vincent of Battens (died 1606) and Jane his wife (died 1601) flanked by their 7 daughters and 8 sons. The small skulls above the heads of some of the children show they pre-deceased their parents.
All my new discoveries are published first on the social history group on Facebook so if you want to keep up to date with what is happening you will need to subscribe to the group by clicking on the link below.