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Great, Great, Great, Great.......Grandpa.

Updated: Jun 2, 2019


Great, Great, Great, Great Grandpa William:


It was nice to learn more about you today. We visited your church and resting grounds (Toynton St. Peters) and your ‘village’ (Toynton).


It was a beautiful day. We tried to imagine what life was like when you were born in 1731, in this very area. I am sure it wasn’t always this beautiful, and life was never easy.


We touched the grounds where you were baptized, married and still rest today. We found your 1814 entry in the burial ledger, along with your son William in 1836. Seeing these items in print makes everything more real.


Thank you William for the Anderson heritage......including those who were here before you and those that followed.


This week we are celebrating the heroes......you are a hero.



‘Alf’, more formally Alfred, was a terrific contact. Equally as impressive as his knowledge was his life story. Thank you Alf for sharing the church with us......






Did you know? The Yew tree is used in English cemeteries near entrances. A practical purpose of the Yew tree was it’s ability to ward off farmers animals. A common religious belief was protection. The red sap it produces when cut was representative of the protection of Jesus blood, and the white bark was representative of Jesus body.


These Yee trees can last to 1,000 years. https://www.plant-lore.com/plantofthemonth/churchyard-yews/


Yew Trees












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